Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : gpm (MDKSA-2000:002)

High Nessus Plugin ID 61800


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A security bug was found in gpm-root; the bug can be exploited to provide local users with root access.


Update the affected gpm package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61800

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2000-002.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/06

Modified: 2016/02/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gpm, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:6.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:6.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2000/04/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2000-0229

BID: 1069

OSVDB: 1262

MDKSA: 2000:002