Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : MHonArc (MDVSA-2011:003)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 51796


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in MHonArc :

MHonArc 2.6.16 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via start tags that are placed within other start tags, as demonstrated by a <bo<bo<bo<bo<body>dy>dy>dy>dy> sequence, a different vulnerability than CVE-2010-4524 (CVE-2010-1677).

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in lib/ in MHonArc 2.6.16 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a malformed start tag and end tag for a SCRIPT element, as demonstrated by <scr<body>ipt> and </scr<body>ipt> sequences (CVE-2010-4524).

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The updated packages have been upgraded to the latest version (2.6.18) which is not vulnerable to these issues.


Update the affected MHonArc package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 51796

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2011-003.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2011/01/28

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:MHonArc, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0, 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: 2011/01/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1677, CVE-2010-4524

BID: 45528

MDVSA: 2011:003