Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libHX (MDVSA-2010:165)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A vulnerability has been found and corrected in libHX :

Heap-based buffer overflow in the HX_split function in string.c in
libHX before 3.6 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or
cause a denial of service (application crash) via a string that is
inconsistent with the expected number of fields (CVE-2010-2947).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

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: 48933 (mandriva_MDVSA-2010-165.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 42592

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2947

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