Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : augeas (MDVSA-2014:022)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72134


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


Updated augeas packages fix security vulnerabilities :

Multiple flaws were found in the way Augeas handled configuration files when updating them. An application using Augeas to update configuration files in a directory that is writable to by a different user (for example, an application running as root that is updating files in a directory owned by a non-root service user) could have been tricked into overwriting arbitrary files or leaking information via a symbolic link or mount point attack (CVE-2012-0786, CVE-2012-0787).

A flaw was found in the way Augeas handled certain umask settings when creating new configuration files. This flaw could result in configuration files being created as world-writable, allowing unprivileged local users to modify their content (CVE-2013-6412).


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72134

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-022.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/01/27

Modified: 2014/05/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:augeas, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:augeas-lenses, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64augeas-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64augeas0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64fa1, 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: 2014/01/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0786, CVE-2012-0787, CVE-2013-6412

BID: 63861

MDVSA: 2014:022