Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : xsupplicant (MDKSA-2006:189)

High Nessus Plugin ID 24574


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


Yannick Van Osselaer discovered a stack overflow in Xsupplicant, which could potentially be exploited by a remote, authenticated user to gain root priviledges. Additional code cleanups to fix potential memory leaks are also included.

Updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected xsupplicant, xsupplicant-devel and / or xsupplicant-doc packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 24574

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-189.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/02/18

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xsupplicant, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xsupplicant-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xsupplicant-doc, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/10/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5601, CVE-2006-5602

MDKSA: 2006:189