GLSA-201207-07 : Keepalived: Denial of Service

Low Nessus Plugin ID 59899


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201207-07 (Keepalived: Denial of Service)

The 'pidfile_write()' function in pidfile.c in Keepalived writes PID files with insecure permissions.
Impact :

A local attacker may be able to cause a Denial of Service of arbitrary processes.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Keepalived users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-cluster/keepalived-1.2.2-r3'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 59899

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201207-07.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/07/10

Modified: 2016/05/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.6

Temporal Score: 3.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:keepalived, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/07/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1784

BID: 47859

OSVDB: 72380

GLSA: 201207-07