Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : kon2 (MDKSA-2000:028)

High Nessus Plugin ID 61825


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


There is a vulnerable suid program called fld. This program accepts option input from a text file and it is possible to input arbitrary code into the stack, thus spawning a root shell.


Update the affected kon2 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61825

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2000-028.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/06

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kon2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2000/08/01

Reference Information

MDKSA: 2000:028