Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : systemd (MDVSA-2012:030)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 61946


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


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in systemd :

A TOCTOU race condition was found in the way the systemd-logind login manager of the systemd, a system and service manager for Linux, performed removal of particular records related with user session upon user logout. A local attacker could use this flaw to conduct symbolic link attacks, potentially leading to removal of arbitrary system file (CVE-2012-1174).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 61946

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2012-030.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/06

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:systemd, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:systemd-gtk, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:systemd-sysvinit, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:systemd-units, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2011

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2012/03/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1174

MDVSA: 2012:030