Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : elfutils (MDVSA-2015:047)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Updated elfutils packages fix security vulnerability :

Directory traversal vulnerability in the read_long_names function in
libelf/elf_begin.c in elfutils allows remote attackers to write to
arbitrary files to the root directory via a / (slash) in a crafted
archive, as demonstrated using the ar program (CVE-2014-9447).

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 81336 ()

Bugtraq ID: 71804

CVE ID: CVE-2014-9447

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