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Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2013-169

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2013-169
Posted May 29, 2013
Authored by Mandriva | Site mandriva.com

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2013-169 - A heap based buffer overflow vulnerability has been found with data that happens to be output on the READLINE address. Successful exploitation may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the socat process. Under certain circumstances an FD leak occurs and can be misused for denial of service attacks against socat running in server mode. The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.

tags | advisory, denial of service, overflow, arbitrary
systems | linux, mandriva
advisories | CVE-2012-0219, CVE-2013-3571
MD5 | 01e1a1f573d3a997e9efbc13d70ac0b2

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2013-169

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Mandriva Linux Security Advisory MDVSA-2013:169
http://www.mandriva.com/en/support/security/
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Package : socat
Date : May 29, 2013
Affected: Enterprise Server 5.0
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Problem Description:

Multiple vulnerabilities has been discovered and corrected in socat:

A heap based buffer overflow vulnerability has been found with
data that happens to be output on the READLINE address. Successful
exploitation may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code with
the privileges of the socat process (CVE-2012-0219).

Under certain circumstances an FD leak occurs and can be misused
for denial of service attacks against socat running in server mode
(CVE-2013-3571).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.
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References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-0219
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-3571
http://www.dest-unreach.org/socat/contrib/socat-secadv3.html
http://www.dest-unreach.org/socat/contrib/socat-secadv4.html
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Updated Packages:

Mandriva Enterprise Server 5:
858847746044d4a209599693d9f80f62 mes5/i586/socat-1.6.0.0-4.2mdvmes5.2.i586.rpm
9cf3c6dc4dc0d39db91b9c8ef53abab0 mes5/SRPMS/socat-1.6.0.0-4.2mdvmes5.2.src.rpm

Mandriva Enterprise Server 5/X86_64:
d7b31e75575a4af13e77889e3228f74d mes5/x86_64/socat-1.6.0.0-4.2mdvmes5.2.x86_64.rpm
9cf3c6dc4dc0d39db91b9c8ef53abab0 mes5/SRPMS/socat-1.6.0.0-4.2mdvmes5.2.src.rpm
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To upgrade automatically use MandrivaUpdate or urpmi. The verification
of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

All packages are signed by Mandriva for security. You can obtain the
GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:

gpg --recv-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu 0x22458A98

You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:

http://www.mandriva.com/en/support/security/advisories/

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

security_(at)_mandriva.com
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Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team
<security*mandriva.com>
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