Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : chkrootkit (MDVSA-2014:122)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 74480


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Updated chkrootkit package fixes security vulnerability :

The chkrootkit script contains a flaw that allows a local attacker to create an executable in /tmp that will be run by the user running chkrootkit (usually root), allowing the attacker to escalate privileges (CVE-2014-0476).


Update the affected chkrootkit package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 74480

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-122.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/06/12

Modified: 2015/11/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.7

Temporal Score: 3.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/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:chkrootkit, 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: 2014/06/11

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Chkrootkit Local Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0476

BID: 67813

MDVSA: 2014:122