Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : gzip (MDKSA-2006:027)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 20832


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


Zgrep in gzip before 1.3.5 does not properly sanitize arguments, which allows local users to execute arbitrary commands via filenames that are injected into a sed script.

This was previously corrected in MDKSA-2005:092, however the fix was incomplete. These updated packages provide a more comprehensive fix to the problem.


Update the affected gzip package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 20832

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-027.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/02/01

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gzip, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1, 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: 2006/01/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0758

MDKSA: 2006:027