Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : links (MDKSA-2006:216)

High Nessus Plugin ID 24601


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


The links web browser with smbclient installed allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via shell metacharacters in an smb:// URI, as demonstrated by using PUT and GET statements.

Corporate 3.0 is not affected by this issue, as that version of links does not have smb:// URI support.

Updated packages have disabled access to smb:// URIs.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 24601

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-216.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/02/18

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:links, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:links-common, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:links-debug, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:links-graphic, 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: 2006/11/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5925

MDKSA: 2006:216