Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : traceroute (MDKSA-2000:053)

High Nessus Plugin ID 61843


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


There is a bug in the traceroute program which causes segfaults and which could potentially be exploited to provide root privilege because the traceroute command is suid root. There are no known exploits currently, but users are encouraged to upgrade.


Update the affected traceroute package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61843

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2000-053.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/06

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:traceroute, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:6.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:6.1, 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: 2000/10/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2000-0949

MDKSA: 2000:053