Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : aspell (MDKSA-2004:153)

High Nessus Plugin ID 16015


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


A vulnerability was discovered in the aspell word-list-compress utility that can allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this problem.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 16015

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-153.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/12/21

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:aspell, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64aspell15, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64aspell15-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libaspell15, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libaspell15-devel, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2004/12/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0548

MDKSA: 2004:153