Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : lftp (MDVSA-2015:213)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 83155
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The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated lftp packages fix security vulnerability :

lftp incorrectly validates wildcard SSL certificates containing literal IP addresses, so under certain conditions, it would allow and use a wildcard match specified in the CN field, allowing a malicious server to participate in a MITM attack or just fool users into believing that it is a legitimate site (CVE-2014-0139).

lftp was affected by this issue as it uses code from cURL for checking SSL certificates. The curl package was fixed in MDVSA-2015:098.


Update the affected lftp, lib64lftp-devel and / or lib64lftp0 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 83155

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2015-213.nasl

Version: 2.5

Type: local

Published: 4/30/2015

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lftp, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64lftp-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64lftp0, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/29/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0139

BID: 66458

MDVSA: 2015:213