Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : pwlib (MDKSA-2004:017)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 14117
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThe NISCC uncovered bugs in pwlib prior to version 1.6.0 via a test suite for the H.225 protocol. An attacker could trigger these bugs by sending carefully crafted messages to an application that uses pwlib, and the severity would vary based on the application, but likely would result in a Denial of Service (DoS).
The updated packages provide backported fixes from Craig Southeren of the OpenH323 project to protect against this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.