Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : pan (MDVSA-2008:201)

High Nessus Plugin ID 37431


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Pavel Polischouk found a boundary error in the PartsBatch class in the Pan newsreader when processing .nzb files, which could allow remote attackers to cause a denial of serice (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted .nzb file (CVE-2008-2363).

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this issue.


Update the affected pan package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 37431

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-201.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pan, 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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/09/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2363

MDVSA: 2008:201

CWE: 119