Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : yaml (MDVSA-2014:034)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72532


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


A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in yaml :

The yaml_parser_scan_tag_uri function in scanner.c in LibYAML before 0.1.5 performs an incorrect cast, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted tags in a YAML document, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow (CVE-2013-6393).

The updated packages have been upgraded to the 0.1.5 version which is not vulnerable to this issue.


Update the affected lib64yaml-devel and / or lib64yaml0_2 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72532

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-034.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/02/17

Modified: 2014/02/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/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:lib64yaml-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64yaml0_2, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/02/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-6393

BID: 65258

MDVSA: 2014:034