Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : socat (MDVSA-2013:127)

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

Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated socat package fixes security vulnerability :

Heap-based buffer overflow in the xioscan_readline function in
xio-readline.c in socat through and 2.0.0-b1 through
2.0.0-b4 allows local users to execute arbitrary code via the READLINE
address (CVE-2012-0219).

Solution :

Update the affected socat package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.6
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 66139 ()

Bugtraq ID: 53510

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0219

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