Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : rpm (MDKSA-2006:200)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 24585


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


A heap-based buffer overflow was discovered in librpm when the LANG or LC_ALL environment variable is set to ru_RU.UTF-8 (and possibly other locales), which could allow for user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted RPM packages.

Updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 24585

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-200.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/02/18

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64popt0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64popt0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64rpm4.4, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64rpm4.4-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpopt0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpopt0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:librpm4.4, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:librpm4.4-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-RPM, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:popt-data, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-rpm, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:rpm, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:rpm-build, 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: 2006/11/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5466

MDKSA: 2006:200