Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : automake (MDVSA-2012:103)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61957


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


A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in automake :

A race condition in automake (lib/am/ could allow a local attacker to run arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running make distcheck (CVE-2012-3386).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected automake and / or automake1.7 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61957

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2012-103.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/06

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:automake, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:automake1.7, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2011

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/07/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3386

MDVSA: 2012:103