Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : elfutils (MDVSA-2015:104)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 82357
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated 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).
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.