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Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2015-228

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2015-228
Posted May 6, 2015
Authored by Mandriva | Site mandriva.com

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2015-228 - It was found that libuv does not call setgoups before calling setuid/setgid. This may potentially allow an attacker to gain elevated privileges. The libuv library is bundled with nodejs, and a fixed version of libuv is included with nodejs as of version 0.10.37. The nodejs package has been updated to version 0.10.38 to fix this issue, as well as several other bugs.

tags | advisory
systems | linux, mandriva
advisories | CVE-2015-0278
MD5 | e394181f998cc281e3bb5ddcd965b13d

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2015-228

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Mandriva Linux Security Advisory MDVSA-2015:228
http://www.mandriva.com/en/support/security/
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Package : nodejs
Date : May 6, 2015
Affected: Business Server 2.0
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Problem Description:

Updated nodejs package fixes security vulnerability:

It was found that libuv does not call setgoups before calling
setuid/setgid. This may potentially allow an attacker to gain elevated
privileges (CVE-2015-0278).

The libuv library is bundled with nodejs, and a fixed version of
libuv is included with nodejs as of version 0.10.37. The nodejs
package has been updated to version 0.10.38 to fix this issue, as
well as several other bugs.
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References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-0278
http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2015-0186.html
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Updated Packages:

Mandriva Business Server 2/X86_64:
91c02a18d324323a16eb700aece0d37b mbs2/x86_64/nodejs-0.10.38-1.mbs2.x86_64.rpm
4b1a5dfa1033975da72dca64fff63591 mbs2/SRPMS/nodejs-0.10.38-1.mbs2.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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