Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : libast (MDKSA-2006:029)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 20850


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


Buffer overflow in Library of Assorted Spiffy Things (LibAST) 0.6.1 and earlier, as used in Eterm and possibly other software, allows local users to execute arbitrary code as the utmp user via a long -X argument.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 20850

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-029.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/02/05

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:lib64ast2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64ast2-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libast2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libast2-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/02/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0224

MDKSA: 2006:029