Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : gc (MDVSA-2012:158)

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

A security issue was identified and fixed in gc :

Multiple integer overflows in the (1) GC_generic_malloc and (2) calloc
funtions in malloc.c, and the (3) GC_generic_malloc_ignore_off_page
function in mallocx.c in Boehm-Demers-Weiser GC (libgc) before 7.2
make it easier for context-dependent attackers to perform
memory-related attacks such as buffer overflows via a large size
value, which causes less memory to be allocated than expected
(CVE-2012-2673).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62424 ()

Bugtraq ID: 54227

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2673

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