Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : ctags (MDVSA-2014:206)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 78685


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Updated ctags package fixes security vulnerability :

A denial of service issue was discovered in ctags 5.8. A remote attacker could cause excessive CPU usage and disk space consumption via a crafted JavaScript file by triggering an infinite loop (CVE-2014-7204).


Update the affected ctags package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78685

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-206.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:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ctags, 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-2014-7204

BID: 70168

MDVSA: 2014:206