Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : setup (MDVSA-2015:184)

high Nessus Plugin ID 82459


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Updated setup package fixes security vulnerability :

An issue has been identified in Mandriva Business Server 2's setup package where the /etc/shadow and /etc/gshadow files containing password hashes were created with incorrect permissions, making them world-readable (mga#14516).

This update fixes this issue by enforcing that those files are owned by the root user and shadow group, and are only readable by those two entities.

Note that this issue only affected new Mandriva Business Server 2 installations. Systems that were updated from previous Mandriva versions were not affected.


Update the affected setup package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 82459

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2015-184.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 3/31/2015

Updated: 1/14/2021

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:setup, 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: 3/30/2015

Reference Information

MDVSA: 2015:184