Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : screen (MDKSA-2006:191)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 24576


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in the 'utf8 combining characters handling' (utf8_handle_comb function in encoding.c) in screen before 4.0.3 allows user-assisted attackers to cause a denial of service (crash or hang) via certain UTF8 sequences.

Updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected screen package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 24576

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-191.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/02/18

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:screen, 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-2006-4573

MDKSA: 2006:191