Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libHX (MDVSA-2010:165)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 48933


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


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in libHX :

Heap-based buffer overflow in the HX_split function in string.c in libHX before 3.6 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (application crash) via a string that is inconsistent with the expected number of fields (CVE-2010-2947).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 48933

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-165.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/08/31

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64HX-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64HX14, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64HX18, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64HX22, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libHX-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libHX14, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libHX18, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libHX22, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.1, 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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/08/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2947

BID: 42592

MDVSA: 2010:165