Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : ctags (MDVSA-2015:178)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 82453


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Updated ctags package fixes security vulnerability :

A denial of service issue was discovered in ctags 5.8. A remote attacker could cause excessive CPU usage and disk space consumption via a crafted JavaScript file by triggering an infinite loop (CVE-2014-7204).


Update the affected ctags package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 82453

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2015-178.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/03/31

Modified: 2015/03/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

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:ctags, 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: 2015/03/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-7204

MDVSA: 2015:178