MDKA-2007:062 : rpmdrake

High Nessus Plugin ID 36892


The remote Mandrake host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The rpmdrake package, which provides the graphical software installation and update tools rpmdrake, drakrpm-edit-media and MandrivaUpdate), included with Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring contains several bugs. These include:

When installing software with rpmdrake, if packages are selected for installation which require other packages to be installed as well, a message will be displayed that says To satisfy dependencies, the following packages also need to be installed:, but no list of dependencies will actually be shown.

When installing software with rpmdrake, searching for a package always searches through the full set of available packages even when a search filter - such as All updates or Mandriva choices - is selected.

When installing software with rpmdrake, when you switch between two subsections with the same name - for instance, System/Settings/Other and Development/Other - the list of packages is not updated; in the example, the packages from the System/Settings/Other group will continue to be displayed, instead of the packages from Development/Other.

Running rpmdrake with the --merge-all-rpmnew parameter, which uses rpmdrake to help you merge changes in updated configuration files, does not work.

When updating your system with MandrivaUpdate, when a package name cannot be correctly parsed, the name of the previous package in the list will be displayed again instead.

When installing software with rpmdrake, the application will crash if a package with a malformed summary in the Unicode text encoding system was selected.

Some other, more minor bugs were also fixed in this update.


Update the affected package(s).

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 36892

File Name: mandrake_MDKA-2007-062.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2012/09/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:mandriva:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/06/20