Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : metisse (MDVSA-2008:179)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 36890


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


An input validation flaw was found in's MIT-SHM extension. A client connected to the server could read arbitrary server memory, resulting in the disclosure of sensitive data of other users of the server (CVE-2008-1379).

Multiple integer overflows were found in's Render extension. A malicious authorized client could exploit these issues to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code with root privileges on the server (CVE-2008-2360, CVE-2008-2361, CVE-2008-2362).

The Metisse program is likewise affected by these issues; the updated packages have been patched to prevent them.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 36890

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-179.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2015/03/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64metisse1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64metisse1-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libmetisse1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libmetisse1-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:metisse, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:metisse-fvwm, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:x11-server-xmetisse, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1

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: 2008/08/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1379, CVE-2008-2360, CVE-2008-2361, CVE-2008-2362

BID: 29665, 29668, 29669, 29670

MDVSA: 2008:179

CWE: 189