Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : xmlsec1 (MDVSA-2009:318)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 43021


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


Multiple security vulnerabilities has been identified and fixed 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).

All versions of libtool prior to 2.2.6b suffers from a local privilege escalation vulnerability that could be exploited under certain conditions to load arbitrary code (CVE-2009-3736).

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers

This update fixes this vulnerability.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 43021

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-318.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Published: 12/7/2009

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xmlsec1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, 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

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: 12/5/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0217, CVE-2009-3736

BID: 37128, 35671

CERT: 466161

MDVSA: 2009:318