Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : keepalived (MDVSA-2013:096)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 66108


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Updated keepalived package fixes security vulnerability :

The pidfile_write function in core/pidfile.c in keepalived 1.2.2 and earlier uses 0666 permissions for the (1), (2), and (3) files in /var/run/, which allows local users to kill arbitrary processes by writing a PID to one of these files (CVE-2011-1784).

A security issue due to syslog being used inside of sighandlers has also been fixed.

Finally, keepalived was failing to load the ip_vs kernel module because of an incorrect modprobe option. This has also been corrected.


Update the affected keepalived package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 66108

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-096.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/04/20

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.6

Temporal Score: 3.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:keepalived, 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: 2013/04/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1784

BID: 47859

MDVSA: 2013:096

MGASA: 2012-0188