Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : zsh (MDVSA-2009:108-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 38708


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


A stack-based buffer overflow was found in the zsh command interpreter. An attacker could use this flaw to cause a denial of service (zsh crash), when providing a specially crafted string as input to the zsh shell.

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this.

Update :

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers


Update the affected zsh and / or zsh-doc packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 38708

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-108.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/05/08

Modified: 2014/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:zsh, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:zsh-doc, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/12/03

Reference Information

MDVSA: 2009:108-1