Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : xli (MDKSA-2005:076)

high Nessus Plugin ID 18106
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The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A number of vulnerabilities have been found in the xli image viewer.
Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team discovered a flaw in the handling of compressed images where shell meta-characters are not properly escaped (CVE-2005-0638). It was also found that insufficient validation of image properties could potentially result in buffer management errors (CVE-2005-0639).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these problems.


Update the affected xli package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18106

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-076.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Published: 4/21/2005

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.8


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xli, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1, x-cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:le2005

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

Patch Publication Date: 4/20/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0638, CVE-2005-0639

MDKSA: 2005:076