Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : socat (MDVSA-2013:170)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in socat :

Under certain circumstances an FD leak occurs and can be misused for
denial of service attacks against socat running in server mode
(CVE-2013-3571).

The updated packages have been upgraded to the latest version
(1.7.2.2) which is not vulnerable to this issue.

See also :

http://www.dest-unreach.org/socat/contrib/socat-secadv4.html

Solution :

Update the affected socat package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.6
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 2.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 66689 ()

Bugtraq ID: 60170

CVE ID: CVE-2013-3571

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