Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : bash (MDVSA-2014:190)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 77950


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


It was found that the fix for CVE-2014-6271 was incomplete, and Bash still allowed certain characters to be injected into other environments via specially crafted environment variables. An attacker could potentially use this flaw to override or bypass environment restrictions to execute shell commands. Certain services and applications allow remote unauthenticated attackers to provide environment variables, allowing them to exploit this issue (CVE-2014-7169, CVE-2014-7186, CVE-2014-7187).

Additionally bash has been updated from patch level 37 to 48 using the upstream patches at which resolves various bugs.


Update the affected bash and / or bash-doc packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 77950

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-190.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/09/29

Modified: 2015/10/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:bash, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:bash-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: 2014/09/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-7169, CVE-2014-7186, CVE-2014-7187

BID: 70137

MDVSA: 2014:190

IAVA: 2014-A-0142