Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : dropbear (MDVSA-2013:261)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 70680


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Updated dropbear package fixes security vulnerability :

Possible memory exhaustion denial of service due to the size of decompressed payloads in dropbear before 2013.59 (CVE-2013-4421).

Inconsistent delays in authorization failures could be used to disclose the existence of valid user accounts in dropbear before 2013.59 (CVE-2013-4434).


Update the affected dropbear package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 70680

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-261.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/10/29

Modified: 2014/05/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/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:dropbear, 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: 2013/10/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4421, CVE-2013-4434

BID: 62958, 62993

MDVSA: 2013:261