Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : elfutils (MDVSA-2015:047)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 81336


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


Updated elfutils packages fix security vulnerability :

Directory traversal vulnerability in the read_long_names function in libelf/elf_begin.c in elfutils allows remote attackers to write to arbitrary files to the root directory via a / (slash) in a crafted archive, as demonstrated using the ar program (CVE-2014-9447).


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 81336

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2015-047.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 2015/02/13

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:elfutils, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64elfutils-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64elfutils-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64elfutils1, 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: 2015/02/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9447

BID: 71804

MDVSA: 2015:047