Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : elfutils (MDVSA-2015:104)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 82357


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


Updated elfutils packages fix security vulnerabilities :

The libdw library provides support for accessing DWARF debugging information inside ELF files. An integer overflow flaw in check_section(), leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was found in the libdw library. A malicious ELF file could cause an application using libdw (such as eu-readelf) to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application (CVE-2014-0172).

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: 82357

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2015-104.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/03/30

Modified: 2015/03/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

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:2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/03/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0172, CVE-2014-9447

MDVSA: 2015:104