This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.
Updated nss-pam-ldapd packages fixes the following security
Garth Mollett discovered that a file descriptor overflow issue in the
use of FD_SET() in nss-pam-ldapd can lead to a stack-based buffer
overflow. An attacker could, under some circumstances, use this flaw
to cause a process that has the NSS or PAM module loaded to crash or
potentially execute arbitrary code.
The issue can be triggered in a network daemon by opening a large
number of connections and forcing a name lookup. This would result in
a crash and possibly remote code execution. This issue may also allow
local privilege escalation if a suid program does name lookups and
doesn't close file descriptors inherited from the parent process
Update the affected nss-pam-ldapd package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : false