Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : bash (MDVSA-2012:128)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61977


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


A vulnerability was found and corrected in bash :

A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way bash, the GNU Bourne Again shell, expanded certain /dev/fd file names when checking file names ('test' command) and evaluating /dev/fd file names in conditinal command expressions. A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted Bash script that, when executed, would cause the bash executable to crash (CVE-2012-3410).

Additionally the official patches 011 to 037 for bash-4.2 has been applied which resolves other issues found, including the CVE-2012-3410 vulnerability.


Update the affected bash and / or bash-doc packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61977

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2012-128.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/06

Modified: 2014/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:bash, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:bash-doc, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2011

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/08/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3410

MDVSA: 2012:128