Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : lua (MDVSA-2015:144)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated lua and lua5.1 packages fix security vulnerability :

A heap-based overflow vulnerability was found in the way Lua handles
varargs functions with many fixed parameters called with few
arguments, leading to application crashes or, potentially, arbitrary
code execution (CVE-2014-5461).

See also :

http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2014-0414.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 82397 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-5461

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