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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 82453

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VPR Score: 3.6

Synopsis

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description

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).

Solution

Update the affected ctags package.

See Also

http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2014-0415.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 82453

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2015-178.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 2015/03/31

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

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