Scientific Linux Security Update : hivex on SL7.x x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 82251
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionIt 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.