Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : glibc (MDVSA-2014:175)

High Nessus Plugin ID 77654


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


Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in glibc :

When converting IBM930 code with iconv(), if IBM930 code which includes invalid multibyte character 0xffff is specified, then iconv() segfaults (CVE-2012-6656).

Off-by-one error in the __gconv_translit_find function in gconv_trans.c in GNU C Library (aka glibc) allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or execute arbitrary code via vectors related to the CHARSET environment variable and gconv transliteration modules (CVE-2014-5119).

Crashes were reported in the IBM code page decoding functions (IBM933, IBM935, IBM937, IBM939, IBM1364) (CVE-2014-6040).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 77654

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-175.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/09/12

Modified: 2015/01/28

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:ND

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: 2014/09/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-6656, CVE-2014-5119, CVE-2014-6040

BID: 68983, 69470, 69472

MDVSA: 2014:175