Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : elfutils (MDVSA-2015:104)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated elfutils packages fix security vulnerabilities :

The libdw library provides support for accessing DWARF debugging
information inside ELF files. An integer overflow flaw in
check_section(), leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was found in
the libdw library. A malicious ELF file could cause an application
using libdw (such as eu-readelf) to crash or, potentially, execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application
(CVE-2014-0172).

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 :

http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2014-0177.html
http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2015-0033.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 82357 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0172
CVE-2014-9447

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