Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : libksba (MDKSA-2006:183)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 24568


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


The libksba library, as used by gpgsm in the gnupg2 package, allows attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a malformed X.509 certificate in a signature.

libksba-0.9.15 in Mandriva 2007.0 is not affected by this issue.

Updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 24568

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-183.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/02/18

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:lib64ksba8, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64ksba8-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libksba8, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libksba8-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: 2006/10/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5111

MDKSA: 2006:183