Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : xmlsec1 (MDVSA-2009:267)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 42092
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VPR Score: 3.4


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


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in xmlsec1 :

A missing check for the recommended minimum length of the truncated form of HMAC-based XML signatures was found in xmlsec1 prior to 1.2.12. An attacker could use this flaw to create a specially crafted XML file that forges an XML signature, allowing the attacker to bypass authentication that is based on the XML Signature specification (CVE-2009-0217).

This update fixes this vulnerability.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 42092

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-267.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Published: 10/12/2009

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xmlsec1-1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xmlsec1-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xmlsec1-gnutls-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xmlsec1-gnutls1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xmlsec1-nss-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xmlsec1-nss1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xmlsec1-openssl-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xmlsec1-openssl1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxmlsec1-1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxmlsec1-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxmlsec1-gnutls-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxmlsec1-gnutls1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxmlsec1-nss-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxmlsec1-nss1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxmlsec1-openssl-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxmlsec1-openssl1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xmlsec1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.1

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/10/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0217

BID: 35671

CERT: 466161

MDVSA: 2009:267