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

High Nessus Plugin ID 18106


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: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/04/21

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: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: 2005/04/20

Reference Information

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

MDKSA: 2005:076