Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : lua (MDVSA-2015:144)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 82397


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


Updated lua and lua5.1 packages fix security vulnerability :

A heap-based overflow vulnerability was found in the way Lua handles varargs functions with many fixed parameters called with few arguments, leading to application crashes or, potentially, arbitrary code execution (CVE-2014-5461).


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 82397

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2015-144.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 3/30/2015

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64lua-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64lua5.1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64lua5.1-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64lua5.1-devel-static, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64lua5.2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64lua-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lua, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lua5.1, 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-2014-5461

MDVSA: 2015:144