Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : python-jinja2 (MDVSA-2014:096)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 74074


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Updated python-jinja2 packages fix security vulnerability :

Jinja2, a template engine written in pure python, was found to use /tmp as a default directory for jinja2.bccache.FileSystemBytecodeCache, which is insecure because the /tmp directory is world-writable and the filenames used like 'FileSystemBytecodeCache' are often predictable. A malicious user could exploit this bug to execute arbitrary code as another user (CVE-2014-1402).


Update the affected python-jinja2 package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 74074

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-096.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/05/19

Modified: 2014/05/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.4

Temporal Score: 3.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/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:python-jinja2, 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: 2014/05/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1402

BID: 64759

MDVSA: 2014:096