Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : slrn (MDKSA-2001:028)

High Nessus Plugin ID 61902


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


A buffer overflow exists in versions of the slrn news reader prior to as reported by Bill Nottingham. This problem exists in the wrapping/unwrapping functions and a long header in a message might overflow a buffer which could result in execution of arbitrary code encoded in the message.


Update the affected slrn and / or slrn-pull packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61902

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2001-028.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/06

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:slrn, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:slrn-pull, 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: 2001/03/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-0441

MDKSA: 2001:028