Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : rpm (MDVSA-2011:143)

High Nessus Plugin ID 56403


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


Multiple flaws were found in the way the RPM library parsed package headers. An attacker could create a specially crafted RPM package that, when queried or installed, would cause rpm to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code (CVE-2011-3378).

Additionally for Mandriva Linux 2009.0 and Mandriva Linux Enterprise Server 5 updated perl-URPM and lzma (xz v5) packages are being provided to support upgrading to Mandriva Linux 2011.

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 56403

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2011-143.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2011/10/06

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64lzma-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64lzma5, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64popt-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64popt0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64rpm-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64rpm4.4, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64rpm4.6, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:liblzma-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:liblzma5, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpopt-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpopt0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:librpm-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:librpm4.4, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:librpm4.6, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-URPM, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:popt-data, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-rpm, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:rpm, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:rpm-build, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xz, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0, 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: 2011/10/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3378

BID: 49799

MDVSA: 2011:143