Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : socat (MDVSA-2013:170)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 66689


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in socat :

Under certain circumstances an FD leak occurs and can be misused for denial of service attacks against socat running in server mode (CVE-2013-3571).

The updated packages have been upgraded to the latest version ( which is not vulnerable to this issue.


Update the affected socat package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 66689

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-170.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/05/30

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.6

Temporal Score: 2.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:socat, 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: 2013/05/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-3571

BID: 60170

MDVSA: 2013:170