Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : gtkhtml (MDKSA-2003:093)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14075


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


Alan Cox discovered that certain malformed messages could cause the Evolution mail component to crash due to a NULL pointer dereference in the GtkHTML library, versions prior to 1.1.0.

The updated package provides a patched version of GtkHTML; versions of Mandrake Linux more recent than 9.0 do not require this fix as they already come with version 1.1.0.


Update the affected gtkhtml, libgtkhtml20 and / or libgtkhtml20-devel packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 14075

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2003-093.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2014/08/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gtkhtml, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libgtkhtml20, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libgtkhtml20-devel, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2003/09/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0541

MDKSA: 2003:093