Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : gkrellm (MDKSA-2003:087)

High Nessus Plugin ID 14069


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A buffer overflow was discovered in gkrellmd, the server component of the gkrellm monitor package, in versions of gkrellm 2.1.x prior to 2.1.14. This buffer overflow occurs while reading data from connected gkrellm clients and can lead to possible arbitrary code execution as the user running the gkrellmd server.

Updated packages are available for Mandrake Linux 9.1 which correct the problem.


Update the affected gkrellm, gkrellm-devel and / or gkrellm-server packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 14069

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2003-087.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gkrellm, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gkrellm-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gkrellm-server, 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: 2003/08/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0723

MDKSA: 2003:087