Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : gda2.0 (MDKSA-2005:203)

High Nessus Plugin ID 20438


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


Steve Kemp discovered two format string vulnerabilities in libgda2, the GNOME Data Access library for GNOME2, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code in programs that use this library.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20438

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-203.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/01/15

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:gda2.0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gda2.0-bdb, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gda2.0-ldap, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gda2.0-mysql, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gda2.0-odbc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gda2.0-postgres, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gda2.0-sqlite, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gda2.0-xbase, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64gda2.0_3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64gda2.0_3-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libgda2.0_3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libgda2.0_3-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006, 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: 2005/11/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2958

MDKSA: 2005:203