Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : sane (MDKSA-2003:099)

High Nessus Plugin ID 14081


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


Several vulnerabilities were discovered in the saned daemon, a part of the sane package, which allows for a scanner to be used remotely. The IP address of the remote host is only checked after the first communication occurs, which causes the saned.conf restrictions to be ignored for the first connection. As well, a connection that is dropped early can cause Denial of Service issues due to a number of differing factors. Finally, a lack of error checking can cause various other unfavourable actions.

The provided packages have been patched to correct the issues. sane, as distributed in Mandrake Linux 9.1 and higher, have versions where the fixes were applied upstream.


Update the affected libsane1, libsane1-devel and / or sane-backends packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 14081

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2003-099.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

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:libsane1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libsane1-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:sane-backends, 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: 2003/10/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0773, CVE-2003-0774, CVE-2003-0775, CVE-2003-0776, CVE-2003-0777, CVE-2003-0778

MDKSA: 2003:099