Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : perl-YAML-LibYAML (MDVSA-2014:069)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73445

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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description

Updated perl-YAML-LibYAML packages fix security vulnerabilities :

Florian Weimer of the Red Hat Product Security Team discovered a heap-based buffer overflow flaw in LibYAML, a fast YAML 1.1 parser and emitter library. A remote attacker could provide a YAML document with a specially crafted tag that, when parsed by an application using libyaml, would cause the application to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application (CVE-2013-6393).

Ivan Fratric of the Google Security Team discovered a heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability in LibYAML, a fast YAML 1.1 parser and emitter library. A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted YAML document that, when parsed by an application using libyaml, would cause the application to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application (CVE-2014-2525).

The perl-YAML-LibYAML package is being updated as it contains an embedded copy of LibYAML.

Solution

Update the affected perl-YAML-LibYAML package.

See Also

http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2014-0154.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 73445

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-069.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 2014/04/10

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

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:perl-YAML-LibYAML, 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: 2014/04/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-6393, CVE-2014-2525

BID: 65258, 66478

MDVSA: 2014:069