Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : davfs2 (MDVSA-2013:244)

High Nessus Plugin ID 70242


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in davfs2 :

Davfs2, a filesystem client for WebDAV, calls the function system() insecurely while is setuid root. This might allow a privilege escalation (CVE-2013-4362).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected davfs2 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 70242

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-244.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/10/01

Modified: 2013/11/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:davfs2, 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: 2013/09/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4362

BID: 62445

DSA: 2765

MDVSA: 2013:244