Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : ypserv (MDKSA-2000:064)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 61851


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


A format string parsing bug exists in ypbind 3.3 if it is run in debug mode which leaks file descriptors under certain circumstances which can lead to a DoS. In addition, ypbind may suffer from buffer overflows. In the ypserv program, a buffer overflow and format bug exist if the build system does not have vsyslog() or if configure fails to detect it. Both vulnerabilities were discovered by Olaf Kirch <[email protected]>.


Update the affected ypbind and / or ypserv packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 61851

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2000-064.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/06

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ypbind, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ypserv, 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: 2000/10/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2000-1040, CVE-2000-1041, CVE-2000-1042, CVE-2000-1043

MDKSA: 2000:064