Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libvncserver (MDVSA-2014:229)

High Nessus Plugin ID 79589


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


Updated libvncserver packages fix security vulnerabilities :

A malicious VNC server can trigger incorrect memory management handling by advertising a large screen size parameter to the VNC client. This would result in multiple memory corruptions and could allow remote code execution on the VNC client (CVE-2014-6051, CVE-2014-6052).

A malicious VNC client can trigger multiple DoS conditions on the VNC server by advertising a large screen size, ClientCutText message length and/or a zero scaling factor parameter (CVE-2014-6053, CVE-2014-6054).

A malicious VNC client can trigger multiple stack-based buffer overflows by passing a long file and directory names and/or attributes (FileTime) when using the file transfer message feature (CVE-2014-6055).

Additionally libvncserver has been built against the new system minilzo library which is also being provided with this advisory.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 79589

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-229.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/11/27

Modified: 2014/11/27

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:lib64lzo-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64lzo2_2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64minilzo0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64vncserver-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64vncserver0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:linuxvnc, 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: 2014/11/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-6051, CVE-2014-6052, CVE-2014-6053, CVE-2014-6054, CVE-2014-6055

BID: 70091, 70092, 70093, 70094, 70096

MDVSA: 2014:229