Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : heartbeat (MDKSA-2006:142)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 23891


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


Two vulnerabilities in heartbeat prior to 2.0.6 was discovered by Yan Rong Ge. The first is that heartbeat would set insecure permissions in an shmget call for shared memory, allowing a local attacker to cause an unspecified denial of service via unknown vectors (CVE-2006-3815).

The second is a remote vulnerability that could allow allow the master control process to read invalid memory due to a specially crafted heartbeat message and die of a SEGV, all prior to any authentication (CVE-2006-3121).

Updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 23891

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-142.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/12/16

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:heartbeat, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:heartbeat-ldirectord, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:heartbeat-pils, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:heartbeat-stonith, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64heartbeat-pils0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64heartbeat-pils0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64heartbeat-stonith0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64heartbeat-stonith0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64heartbeat0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64heartbeat0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libheartbeat-pils0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libheartbeat-pils0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libheartbeat-stonith0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libheartbeat-stonith0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libheartbeat0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libheartbeat0-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: 2006/08/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3121, CVE-2006-3815

MDKSA: 2006:142