Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : xpcd (MDKSA-2004:053)
High Nessus Plugin ID 14152
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA vulnerability in xpcd-svga, part of xpcd, was discovered by Jaguar.
xpcd-svga uses svgalib to display graphics on the console and it would copy user-supplied data of an arbitrary length into a fixed-size buffer in the pcd_open function.
As well, Steve Kemp previously discovered a buffer overflow in xpcd-svga that could be triggered by a long HOME environment variable, which could be exploited by a local attacker to obtain root privileges.
The updated packages resolve these vulnerabilities.
SolutionUpdate the affected xpcd and / or xpcd-gimp packages.