Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : metisse (MDVSA-2008:179)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

An input validation flaw was found in's MIT-SHM extension. A
client connected to the server could read arbitrary server
memory, resulting in the disclosure of sensitive data of other users
of the server (CVE-2008-1379).

Multiple integer overflows were found in's Render extension. A
malicious authorized client could exploit these issues to cause a
denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code with root
privileges on the server (CVE-2008-2360, CVE-2008-2361,

The Metisse program is likewise affected by these issues; the updated
packages have been patched to prevent them.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36890 (mandriva_MDVSA-2008-179.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 29665

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1379

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