Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : ed (MDVSA-2008:200)

High Nessus Plugin ID 37658


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


A heap-based buffer overflow was found in GNU ed that allowed context-dependent or user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long filename (CVE-2008-3916).

This update provides GNU ed 1.0, which is not vulnerable to this issue.


Update the affected ed package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 37658

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-200.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:ed, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1, 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-2008-3916

MDVSA: 2008:200

CWE: 119