Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : kon2 (MDKSA-2003:064)

High Nessus Plugin ID 14047


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability was discovered in kon2, a Kanji emulator for the console. A buffer overflow in the command line parsing can be exploited, leading to local users being able to gain root privileges.

These updated packages provide a fix for this vulnerability.


Update the affected kon2 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 14047

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2003-064.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kon2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2003/06/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-1155

MDKSA: 2003:064