GLSA-200501-44 : ncpfs: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 16435


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200501-44 (ncpfs: Multiple vulnerabilities)

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

The buffer overflow might allow a malicious remote NetWare server to execute arbitrary code on the NetWare client. Furthermore, a local attacker may be able to create links and access files with elevated privileges using SUID ncpfs utilities.
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-2.2.6'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 16435

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200501-44.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/02/14

Modified: 2015/04/13

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/01/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/01/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0013, CVE-2005-0014

OSVDB: 13297, 13298

GLSA: 200501-44