Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : iproute2 (MDKSA-2004:148)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 15956


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


Herbert Xu discovered that iproute can accept spoofed messages sent via the kernel netlink interface by other users on the local machine.
This could lead to a local Denial of Service attack.

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this problem.


Update the affected iproute2 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 15956

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-148.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/12/14

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:iproute2, 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: 2004/12/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0856, CVE-2003-0858, CVE-2003-0859

MDKSA: 2004:148