Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : freeciv (MDVSA-2010:205)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 50008


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


A vulnerability was discovered and corrected in freeciv :

freeciv 2.2 before 2.2.1 and 2.3 before 2.3.0 allows attackers to read arbitrary files or execute arbitrary commands via scenario that contains Lua functionality, related to the (1) os, (2) io, (3) package, (4) dofile, (5) loadfile, (6) loadlib, (7) module, and (8) require modules or functions (CVE-2010-2445).

The updated packages have been upgraded to v2.2.1 which is not vulnerable to this issue.


Update the affected freeciv-client, freeciv-data and / or freeciv-server packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 50008

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-205.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/10/18

Modified: 2014/02/07

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:freeciv-client, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:freeciv-data, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:freeciv-server, 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: 2010/10/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2445

BID: 40598

MDVSA: 2010:205