Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : yaml (MDVSA-2014:071)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated yaml package fixes security vulnerability

Ivan Fratric of the Google Security Team discovered a heap-based
buffer overflow vulnerability in LibYAML, a fast YAML 1.1 parser and
emitter library. A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted
YAML document that, when parsed by an application using libyaml, would
cause the application to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user running the application
(CVE-2014-2525).

See also :

http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2014-0150.html

Solution :

Update the affected lib64yaml-devel and / or lib64yaml0_2 packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73446 ()

Bugtraq ID: 66478

CVE ID: CVE-2014-2525

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