Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : audit (MDVSA-2008:083)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37139


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


Joe Nall reported a stack-based buffer overflow in Audit's log handling that could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long command argument (CVE-2008-1628).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 37139

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-083.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:audispd-plugins, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:audit, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64audit-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64audit-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64audit0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libaudit-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libaudit-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libaudit0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-audit, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:system-config-audit, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2008/04/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1628

MDVSA: 2008:083

CWE: 119, 264