Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : libgsf (MDKSA-2006:220)

High Nessus Plugin ID 24604


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


'infamous41md' discovered a heap buffer overflow vulnerability in libgsf, a GNOME library for reading and writing structured file formats, which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this problem.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 24604

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-220.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/02/18

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64gsf-1_114, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64gsf-1_114-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libgsf, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libgsf-1_114, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libgsf-1_114-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/11/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4514

BID: 21358

DSA: 1221

MDKSA: 2006:220