Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : fail2ban (MDVSA-2013:191)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 67136
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionUpdated fail2ban packages fix CVE-2013-2178
Krzysztof Katowicz-Kowalewski discovered a vulnerability in Fail2ban, a log monitoring and system which can act on attack by preventing hosts to connect to specified services using the local firewall.
When using Fail2ban to monitor Apache logs, improper input validation in log parsing could enable a remote attacker to trigger an IP ban on arbitrary addresses, thus causing a denial of service (CVE-2013-2178).
SolutionUpdate the affected fail2ban package.