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Family: Mandrake Local Security Checks --> Category: infos

MDKSA-2006:140: ncompress Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the ncompress package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2006:140 (ncompress).

Tavis Ormandy, of the Google Security Team, discovered that ncompress,
when uncompressing data, performed no bounds checking, which could
allow a specially crafted datastream to underflow a .bss buffer with
attacker controlled data.
Updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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