Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : socat (MDVSA-2014:033)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 72531


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in socat :

Stack-based buffer overflow in socat through and 2.0.0-b1 through 2.0.0-b6 allows local users to cause a denial of service (segmentation fault) via a long server name in the PROXY-CONNECT address in the command line (CVE-2014-0019).

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


Update the affected socat package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 72531

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-033.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/02/17

Modified: 2014/02/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 1.9

Temporal Score: 1.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/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: 2014/02/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0019

BID: 65201

MDVSA: 2014:033