Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : glibc (MDVSA-2014:152)

High Nessus Plugin ID 77040


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


Updated glibc packages fix security issues :

Stephane Chazelas discovered that directory traversal issue in locale handling in glibc. glibc accepts relative paths with .. components in the LC_* and LANG variables. Together with typical OpenSSH configurations (with suitable AcceptEnv settings in sshd_config), this could conceivably be used to bypass ForceCommand restrictions (or restricted shells), assuming the attacker has sufficient level of access to a file system location on the host to create crafted locale definitions there (CVE-2014-0475).

David Reid, Glyph Lefkowitz, and Alex Gaynor discovered a bug where posix_spawn_file_actions_addopen fails to copy the path argument (glibc bz #17048) which can, in conjunction with many common memory management techniques from an application, lead to a use after free, or other vulnerabilities (CVE-2014-4043).


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 77040

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-152.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/08/07

Modified: 2014/10/08

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/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:glibc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:glibc-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:glibc-doc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:glibc-doc-pdf, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:glibc-i18ndata, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:glibc-profile, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:glibc-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:glibc-utils, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:nscd, 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: 2014/08/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0475, CVE-2014-4043

BID: 68006, 68505

MDVSA: 2014:152