Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : readline (MDVSA-2015:132)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Updated readline packages fix security vulnerability :

Steve Kemp discovered the _rl_tropen() function in readline insecurely
handled a temporary file. This could allow a local attacker to perform
symbolic link attacks (CVE-2014-2524).

Also, upstream patches have been added to fix an infinite loop in vi
input mode, and to fix an issue with slowness when pasting text.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected lib64readline-devel, lib64readline6 and / or
readline-doc packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.3

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 82385 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-2524

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