Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : perl-MDK-Common (MDVSA-2009:072)

High Nessus Plugin ID 36429


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Some vulnerabilities were discovered and corrected in perl-MDK-Common :

The functions used to write strings into shell like configuration files by Mandriva tools were not taking care of some special characters. This could lead to some bugs (like wireless keys containing certain characters not working), and privilege escalation.
This update fixes that issue by ensuring proper protection of strings.

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.


Update the affected perl-MDK-Common package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 36429

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-072.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-MDK-Common, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/03/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0912

MDVSA: 2009:072

CWE: 20