Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libevent (MDVSA-2015:017-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 80436


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


Updated 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).


Update the affected lib64event-devel and / or lib64event5 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 80436

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2015-017.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/01/09

Modified: 2015/03/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64event-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64event5, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/01/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-6272

MDVSA: 2015:017, 2015:017-1