Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : stunnel (MDKSA-2003:108)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14090


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability was discovered in stunnel versions 3.24 and earlier, as well as 4.00, by Steve Grubb. It was found that stunnel leaks a critical file descriptor that can be used to hijack stunnel's services.

All users are encouraged to upgrade to these packages. Note that the version of stunnel provided with Mandrake Linux 9.1 and above is not vulnerable to this problem.


Update the affected stunnel package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 14090

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2003-108.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:stunnel, 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: 2003/11/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0740

MDKSA: 2003:108