Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : bash (MDVSA-2010:004)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 43880


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


A vulnerability have been discovered in Mandriva bash package, which could allow a malicious user to hide files from the ls command, or garble its output by crafting files or directories which contain special characters or escape sequences (CVE-2010-0002). This update fixes the issue by disabling the display of control characters by default.

Additionally, this update fixes the unsafe file creation in bash-doc sample scripts (CVE-2008-5374).

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers.


Update the affected bash and / or bash-doc packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 43880

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-004.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/01/14

Modified: 2016/11/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:bash, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:bash-doc, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/01/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5374, CVE-2010-0002

BID: 32733

MDVSA: 2010:004

CWE: 20, 59