Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : ncompress (MDKSA-2006:140)

High Nessus Plugin ID 23889


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


Tavis Ormandy, of the Google Security Team, discovered that ncompress, when uncompressing data, performed no bounds checking, which could allow a specially crafted datastream to underflow a .bss buffer with attacker controlled data.

Updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected ncompress package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 23889

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-140.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/12/16

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:ncompress, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/08/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-1168

MDKSA: 2006:140