GLSA-200412-09 : ncpfs: Buffer overflow in ncplogin and ncpmap

High Nessus Plugin ID 15969


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200412-09 (ncpfs: Buffer overflow in ncplogin and ncpmap)

Karol Wiesek discovered a buffer overflow in the handling of the '-T' option in the ncplogin and ncpmap utilities, which are both installed as SUID root by default.
Impact :

A local attacker could trigger the buffer overflow by calling one of these utilities with a carefully crafted command line, potentially resulting in execution of arbitrary code with root privileges.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All ncpfs users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-fs/ncpfs-2.2.5'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 15969

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200412-09.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/12/15

Modified: 2015/04/13

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:gentoo:linux:ncpfs, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2004/12/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/11/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1079

OSVDB: 12165, 12166

GLSA: 200412-09