Scientific Linux Security Update : hivex on SL7.x x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 82251


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


It was found that hivex attempted to read beyond its allocated buffer when reading a hive file with a very small size or with a truncated or improperly formatted content. An attacker able to supply a specially crafted hive file to an application using the hivex library could possibly use this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running that application. (CVE-2014-9273)

The hivex package has been upgraded to upstream version 1.3.10, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version.

This update also fixes the following bugs :

- Due to an error in the hivex_value_data_cell_offset() function, the hivex utility could, in some cases, print an 'Argument list is too long' message and terminate unexpectedly when processing hive files from the Windows Registry. This update fixes the underlying code and hivex now processes hive files as expected.

- A typographical error in the Win::Hivex.3pm manual page has been corrected.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 82251

File Name: sl_20150305_hivex_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/03/26

Modified: 2015/03/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/03/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9273