Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : fcgi (MDVSA-2015:226)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 83250


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated fcgi packages fix security vulnerability :

FCGI does not perform range checks for file descriptors before use of the FD_SET macro. This FD_SET macro could allow for more than 1024 total file descriptors to be monitored in the closing state. This may allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (stack memory corruption, and infinite loop or daemon crash) by opening many socket connections to the host and crashing the service (CVE-2012-6687).


Update the affected fcgi, lib64fcgi0 and / or lib64fcgi0-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 83250

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2015-226.nasl

Version: 2.4

Type: local

Published: 5/5/2015

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


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:fcgi, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64fcgi0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64fcgi0-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Patch Publication Date: 5/4/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-6687

MDVSA: 2015:226