Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : mc (MDKSA-2000:078)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61864


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


A problem was found in the cons.saver program by Maurycy Prodeus. The cons.saver program is a screensaver for the console that is included in the mc package. cons.saver does not check if it is started with a valid stdout, which combined with a bug in its check to see if its argument is a tty (it forgets to close the file-descriptor after opening the supposed tty), causes it to write a NULL character to the file given as its parameter.


Update the affected gmc, mc and / or mcserv packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61864

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2000-078.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/06

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gmc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mcserv, 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, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2000/12/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2000-1108

MDKSA: 2000:078