Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : serf (MDVSA-2014:166)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 77645


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


Updated serf packages fix security vulnerability :

Ben Reser discovered that serf did not correctly handle SSL certificates with NUL bytes in the CommonName or SubjectAltNames fields. A remote attacker could exploit this to perform a man in the middle attack to view sensitive information or alter encrypted communications (CVE-2014-3504).


Update the affected lib64serf-devel and / or lib64serf0 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 77645

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-166.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/09/12

Modified: 2014/09/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64serf-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64serf0, 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: 2014/09/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3504

BID: 69238

MDVSA: 2014:166