Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : libuser (MDKSA-2004:044)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14143


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


Steve Grubb discovered a number of problems in the libuser library that can lead to a crash in applications linked to it, or possibly write 4GB of garbage to the disk.

The updated packages provide a patched libuser to correct these problems.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 14143

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-044.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

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:libuser, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libuser-python, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libuser1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libuser1-devel, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, 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: 2004/05/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-2392

MDKSA: 2004:044