Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libcap-ng (MDVSA-2015:156)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 82409


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


Updated libcap-ng packages fix security vulnerability :

capng_lock() in libcap-ng before 0.7.4 sets securebits in an attempt to prevent regaining capabilities using setuid-root programs. This allows a user to run setuid programs, such as seunshare from policycoreutils, as uid 0 but without capabilities, which is potentially dangerous (CVE-2014-3215).


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 82409

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2015-156.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/03/30

Modified: 2015/03/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64cap-ng-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64cap-ng0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libcap-ng-utils, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:python-libcap-ng, 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-2014-3215

MDVSA: 2015:156