Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : brltty (MDVSA-2010:080)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 45565


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


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in brltty :

Untrusted search path vulnerability in in brltty 3.7.2 allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted library, related to an incorrect RPATH setting (CVE-2008-3279).

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 45565

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-080.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/04/19

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:brltty, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64brlapi0.4.1_0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64brlapi0.4.1_0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libbrlapi0.4.1_0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libbrlapi0.4.1_0-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/04/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3279

BID: 39097

MDVSA: 2010:080