Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : rpmdevtools (MDVSA-2013:123)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 66135


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Updated rpmdevtools package fixes security vulnerability :

A TOCTOU race condition was found in the way 'annotate-output' (used to execute a program annotating the output linewise with time and stream) tool of rpmdevtools before 8.3 performed management of its temporary files used for standard output and standard error output. A local attacker could use this flaw to conduct symbolic link attacks, possibly leading to their ability in an unauthorized way to alter files belonging to the user running the 'annotate-output' tool (CVE-2012-3500).


Update the affected rpmdevtools package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 66135

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-123.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/04/20

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 1.2

Temporal Score: 1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:rpmdevtools, 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-2012-3500

BID: 55358

MDVSA: 2013:123

MGASA: 2012-0316