Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : xpcd (MDKSA-2004:053)

High Nessus Plugin ID 14152


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


A 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.


Update the affected xpcd and / or xpcd-gimp packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 14152

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-053.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xpcd, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xpcd-gimp, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, 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: 2004/06/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0649, CVE-2004-0402

MDKSA: 2004:053