Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : yaml (MDVSA-2014:071)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73446


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


Updated yaml package fixes security vulnerability

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).


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 73446

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-071.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/04/10

Modified: 2014/08/16

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: 2014/04/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-2525

BID: 66478

MDVSA: 2014:071