Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : virtualbox (MDVSA-2009:011)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37915


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


A vulnerability have been discovered and corrected in VirtualBox, affecting versions prior to 2.0.6, which allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a /tmp/.vbox-qateam-ipc/lock temporary file (CVE-2008-5256).

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 37915

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-011.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:dkms-vboxadd, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:dkms-vboxvfs, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:dkms-virtualbox, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:virtualbox, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:virtualbox-guest-additions, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:x11-driver-input-vboxmouse, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:x11-driver-video-vboxvideo, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/01/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5256

MDVSA: 2009:011

CWE: 59