Executive Summary

Name MDVSA-2015:178 First vendor Publication 2015-03-30
Vendor Mandriva Last vendor Modification 2015-03-30
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision N/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Cvss Base Score 5 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 2.9 Attack Complexity Low
Cvss Expoit Score 10 Authentication None Required
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Updated ctags package fixes security vulnerability:

A denial of service issue was discovered in ctags 5.8. A remote attacker could cause excessive CPU usage and disk space consumption via a crafted JavaScript file by triggering an infinite loop (CVE-2014-7204).

Original Source

Url : http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2015:178

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-399 Resource Management Errors

OVAL Definitions

Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27063
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27063
Title: DSA-3042-1 exuberant-ctags - security update
Description: Stefano Zacchiroli discovered a vulnerability in exuberant-ctags, a tool to build tag file indexes of source code definitions: Certain JavaScript files cause ctags to enter an infinite loop until it runs out of disk space, resulting in denial of service.
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): DSA-3042-1
Version: 3
Platform(s): Debian GNU/Linux 7.0
Debian GNU/kFreeBSD 7.0
Product(s): exuberant-ctags
Definition Synopsis:
Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27091
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27091
Title: USN-2371-1 -- exuberant-ctags vulnerability
Description: Exuberant Ctags could be made to consume resources.
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): USN-2371-1
Version: 3
Platform(s): Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04
Product(s): exuberant-ctags
Definition Synopsis:

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 1
Os 2
Os 1
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Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2016-09-02 Name : The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.
File : suse_SU-2016-2097-1.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2015-03-31 Name : The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.
File : mandriva_MDVSA-2015-178.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2015-03-26 Name : The remote Debian host is missing a security update.
File : debian_DLA-69.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2014-10-27 Name : The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.
File : mandriva_MDVSA-2014-206.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2014-10-11 Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2014-11924.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2014-10-09 Name : The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
File : ubuntu_USN-2371-1.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2014-10-06 Name : The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
File : debian_DSA-3042.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

Alert History

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Date Informations
2015-04-02 13:28:07
  • Multiple Updates
2015-03-30 13:30:11
  • First insertion