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The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
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
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 :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8