Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : R-base (MDVSA-2008:198)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37300


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


A symlink vulnerability was found in the javareconf script in R that allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files (CVE-2008-3931).

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 37300

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-198.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:R-base, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64Rmath, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64Rmath-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libRmath, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libRmath-devel, 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: 2008/09/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3931

MDVSA: 2008:198

CWE: 59