Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : xemacs (MDKSA-2001:019)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 61893


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


Previous versions of XEmacs had a problem with the gnuserv application. Versions prior to 21.1.14 could allow arbitrary code to be executed by overrunning the magic cookie buffer, as well as accepting the prefix of valid magic cookies (i.e. '12' is accepted if the cookie is '12345678').


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 61893

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2001-019.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Published: 9/6/2012

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


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:xemacs, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xemacs-el, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xemacs-extras, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xemacs-info, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xemacs-mule, 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: 1/31/2001

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-0191

MDKSA: 2001:019