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[ MDVSA-2015:017-1 ] libevent



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 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                       MDVSA-2015:017-1
 http://www.mandriva.com/en/support/security/
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 Package : libevent
 Date    : March 29, 2015
 Affected: Business Server 2.0
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 Problem Description:

 Updated libevent packages fix security vulnerability:
 
 Andrew Bartlett of Catalyst reported a defect affecting certain
 applications using the Libevent evbuffer API. This defect leaves
 applications which pass insanely large inputs to evbuffers open
 to a possible heap overflow or infinite loop. In order to exploit
 this flaw, an attacker needs to be able to find a way to provoke the
 program into trying to make a buffer chunk larger than what will fit
 into a single size_t or off_t (CVE-2014-6272).

 Update:

 Packages for Mandriva Business Server 2 are now being provided.
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 References:

 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-6272
 http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2015-0009.html
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 Updated Packages:

 Mandriva Business Server 2/X86_64:
 c51132b310fb74179927370b6b82ec0c  mbs2/x86_64/lib64event5-2.0.21-6.1.mbs2.x86_64.rpm
 d14d946ff417ba2f4564473b2c0d7094  mbs2/x86_64/lib64event-devel-2.0.21-6.1.mbs2.x86_64.rpm 
 ed0c011d6883d2d3aef40acab4282264  mbs2/SRPMS/libevent-2.0.21-6.1.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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