Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : gv (MDVSA-2010:159)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 48422


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in gv :

GNU gv before 3.7.0 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a temporary file (CVE-2010-2056).

This update provides gv 3.7.1, which is not vulnerable to this issue.


Update the affected gv package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 48422

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-159.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/08/24

Modified: 2014/12/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gv, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1

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: 2010/08/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2056

BID: 40426

MDVSA: 2010:159