Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libevent (MDVSA-2015:017-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 80436
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated libevent packages fix security vulnerability :
Andrew Bartlett of Catalyst reported a defect affecting certain applications using the Libevent evbuffer API. This defect leaves applications which pass insanely large inputs to evbuffers open to a possible heap overflow or infinite loop. In order to exploit this flaw, an attacker needs to be able to find a way to provoke the program into trying to make a buffer chunk larger than what will fit into a single size_t or off_t (CVE-2014-6272).
SolutionUpdate the affected lib64event-devel and / or lib64event5 packages.