Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libHX (MDVSA-2010:165)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 48933
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.