Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : MHonArc (MDVSA-2011:003)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in MHonArc :

MHonArc 2.6.16 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service
(CPU consumption) via start tags that are placed within other start
tags, as demonstrated by a <bo<bo<bo<bo<body>dy>dy>dy>dy> sequence, a
different vulnerability than CVE-2010-4524 (CVE-2010-1677).

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in lib/ in
MHonArc 2.6.16 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script
or HTML via a malformed start tag and end tag for a SCRIPT element, as
demonstrated by <scr<body>ipt> and </scr<body>ipt> sequences

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The updated packages have been upgraded to the latest version (2.6.18)
which is not vulnerable to these issues.

Solution :

Update the affected MHonArc package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.1
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 51796 ()

Bugtraq ID: 45528

CVE ID: CVE-2010-1677

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