Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : readline (MDVSA-2015:132)

low Nessus Plugin ID 82385
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VPR Score: 4.5


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


Updated readline packages fix security vulnerability :

Steve Kemp discovered the _rl_tropen() function in readline insecurely handled a temporary file. This could allow a local attacker to perform symbolic link attacks (CVE-2014-2524).

Also, upstream patches have been added to fix an infinite loop in vi input mode, and to fix an issue with slowness when pasting text.


Update the affected lib64readline-devel, lib64readline6 and / or readline-doc packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 82385

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2015-132.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 3/30/2015

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

VPR Score: 4.5

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 3.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64readline-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64readline6, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:readline-doc, 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: 3/29/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-2524

MDVSA: 2015:132