Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : yaml (MDVSA-2014:071)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73446
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated 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).
SolutionUpdate the affected lib64yaml-devel and / or lib64yaml0_2 packages.