Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : setup (MDVSA-2015:208)

High Nessus Plugin ID 83100


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.

This update was already issued as MDVSA-2015:184, but the latter was withdrawn as it generated .rpmnew files for critical configuration files, and rpmdrake might propose the user to use those basically empty files, thus leading to loss of passwords or partition table.
This new update ensures that such .rpmnew files are not kept after the update.


Update the affected setup package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83100

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2015-208.nasl

Version: 2.3

Type: local

Published: 2015/04/28

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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: 2015/04/27

Reference Information

MDVSA: 2015:208