Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libproxy (MDVSA-2012:172)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 62972


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


A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in libproxy :

Stack-based buffer overflow in the url::get_pac function in url.cpp in libproxy 0.4.x before 0.4.9 allows remote servers to have an unspecified impact via a large proxy.pac file (CVE-2012-4504).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 62972

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2012-172.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/11/20

Modified: 2014/04/08

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64modman1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64proxy-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64proxy1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libmodman1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libproxy-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libproxy-gnome, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libproxy-kde, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libproxy-networkmanager, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libproxy-perl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libproxy-utils, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libproxy1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-libproxy, 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: 2012/11/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4504

BID: 55909

MDVSA: 2012:172