Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : readline (MDVSA-2014:154)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 77042


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


Updated readline packages fix security vulnerability :

Steve Kemp discovered the _rl_tropen() function in readline insecurely handled a temporary file. This could allow a local attacker to perform symbolic link attacks (CVE-2014-2524).

Also, upstream patches have been added to fix an infinite loop in vi input mode, and to fix an issue with slowness when pasting text.


Update the affected lib64readline-devel, lib64readline6 and / or readline-doc packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 77042

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-154.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/08/07

Modified: 2014/08/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64readline-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64readline6, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:readline-doc, 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-2014-2524

BID: 66369

MDVSA: 2014:154