Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : nail (MDVSA-2015:011)

High Nessus Plugin ID 80430


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Updated nail package fixes security vulnerabilities :

A flaw was found in the way mailx handled the parsing of email addresses. A syntactically valid email address could allow a local attacker to cause mailx to execute arbitrary shell commands through shell meta-characters and the direct command execution functionality (CVE-2004-2771, CVE-2014-7844).


Update the affected nail package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 80430

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2015-011.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/01/09

Modified: 2015/01/12

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:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:nail, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/01/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-2771, CVE-2014-7844

BID: 71701, 71704

MDVSA: 2015:011