Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : sleuthkit (MDVSA-2013:125)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 66137


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


Updated sleuthkit packages fix security vulnerabilities :

A security flaw was found in the way the Sleuth Kit (TSK), a collection of UNIX-based command line tools allowing to investigate a computer, performed management of \'.\' (dotfile) file system entry.
An attacker could use this flaw to evade detection by forensic analysis (hide certain files not to be scanned) by renaming the file in question it to be \'.\' file system entry.

The original reports speaks about this attack vector to be present when scanning FAT (File Allocation Table) file system. It is possible though, the flaw to be present on other file systems, which do not reserve usage of \'.\' entry for special purpose, too.


Update the affected lib64tsk3-devel, lib64tsk3_9 and / or sleuthkit packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 66137

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-125.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/04/20

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64tsk3-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64tsk3_9, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:sleuthkit, 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-2012-5619

BID: 56810

MDVSA: 2013:125

MGASA: 2013-0031