Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : ncpfs (MDKSA-2005:028)

High Nessus Plugin ID 16294


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


Erik Sjolund discovered two vulnerabilities in programs bundled with ncpfs. Due to a flaw in nwclient.c, utilities that use the NetWare client functions insecurely access files with elevated privileges (CVE-2005-0013), and there is a potentially exploitable buffer overflow in the ncplogin program (CVE-2005-0014).

As well, an older vulnerability found by Karol Wiesek is corrected with these new versions of ncpfs. Karol found a buffer overflow in the handling of the '-T' option in the ncplogin and ncpmap utilities (CVE-2004-1079).


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 16294

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-028.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/02/02

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ipxutils, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64ncpfs2.3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64ncpfs2.3-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libncpfs2.3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libncpfs2.3-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ncpfs, 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: 2005/02/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1079, CVE-2005-0013, CVE-2005-0014

MDKSA: 2005:028