Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : screen (MDKSA-2003:113)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 14095


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability was discovered and fixed in screen by Timo Sirainen who found an exploitable buffer overflow that allowed privilege escalation. This vulnerability also has the potential to allow attackers to gain control of another user's screen session. The ability to exploit is not trivial and requires approximately 2GB of data to be transferred in order to do so.

Updated packages are available that fix the vulnerability.


Update the affected screen package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 14095

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2003-113.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:screen, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2003/12/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0972

MDKSA: 2003:113