Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : glibc (MDVSA-2014:232)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79612


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


Updated glibc package fixes security vulnerability :

The function wordexp\(\) fails to properly handle the WRDE_NOCMD flag when processing arithmetic inputs in the form of $((... ``)) where ...
can be anything valid. The backticks in the arithmetic epxression are evaluated by in a shell even if WRDE_NOCMD forbade command substitution. This allows an attacker to attempt to pass dangerous commands via constructs of the above form, and bypass the WRDE_NOCMD flag. This update fixes the issue (CVE-2014-7817).


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79612

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-232.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/11/28

Modified: 2016/02/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 4

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

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

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: 2014/11/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-7817

BID: 71216

MDVSA: 2014:232