Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : serf (MDVSA-2015:127)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 82380


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


Updated serf packages fix security vulnerability :

Ben Reser discovered that serf did not correctly handle SSL certificates with NUL bytes in the CommonName or SubjectAltNames fields. A remote attacker could exploit this to perform a man in the middle attack to view sensitive information or alter encrypted communications (CVE-2014-3504).


Update the affected lib64serf-devel and / or lib64serf1 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 82380

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2015-127.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/03/30

Modified: 2015/03/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64serf-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64serf1, 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-2014-3504

MDVSA: 2015:127