Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : bash (MDVSA-2013:032)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 66046


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.

NOTE: This advisory was previousely given the MDVSA-2013:019 identifier by mistake.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 66046

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-032.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/04/20

Modified: 2014/09/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:bash, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:bash-doc, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/04/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3410

BID: 54937

MDVSA: 2013:032