Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : lua (MDVSA-2014:205)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 78684


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


Updated lua and lua5.1 packages fix security vulnerability :

A heap-based overflow vulnerability was found in the way Lua handles varargs functions with many fixed parameters called with few arguments, leading to application crashes or, potentially, arbitrary code execution (CVE-2014-5461).


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78684

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-205.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/10/27

Modified: 2014/10/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64lua-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64lua-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64lua5.0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64lua5.0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64lua5.0-devel-static, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64lua5.1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lua, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lua5.0, 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: 2014/10/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-5461

BID: 69342

MDVSA: 2014:205