Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : php-suhosin (MDVSA-2011:180)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 56968


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability was discovered and fixed in php-suhosin :

crypt_blowfish before 1.1, as used in suhosin does not properly handle 8-bit characters, which makes it easier for context-dependent attackers to determine a cleartext password by leveraging knowledge of a password hash (CVE-2011-2483).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected php-suhosin package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 56968

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2011-180.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Published: 2011/11/29

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:php-suhosin, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2011

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: 2011/11/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2483

BID: 49241

OSVDB: 74742

MDVSA: 2011:180