Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : syslinux (MDKSA-2006:210)

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VPR Score: 5.8

Synopsis

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

Description

SYSLINUX is a boot loader for the Linux operating system which operates off an MS-DOS/Windows FAT filesystem. It is built with a private copy of libpng, and as such could be susceptible to some of the same vulnerabilities :

Buffer overflow in the png_decompress_chunk function in pngrutil.c in libpng before 1.2.12 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors related to 'chunk error processing,' possibly involving the 'chunk_name'. (CVE-2006-3334)

It is questionable whether this issue is actually exploitable, but the patch to correct the issue has been included in versions < 1.2.12.

Tavis Ormandy, of the Gentoo Linux Security Auditing Team, discovered a typo in png_set_sPLT() that may cause an application using libpng to read out of bounds, resulting in a crash. (CVE-2006-5793)

Packages have been patched to correct these issues.

Solution

Update the affected pxelinux, syslinux and / or syslinux-devel packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 24595

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-210.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Published: 2/18/2007

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.8

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pxelinux, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:syslinux, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:syslinux-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/16/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3334, CVE-2006-5793

BID: 18698, 21078

MDKSA: 2006:210