Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : cdrecord (MDKSA-2003:058-1)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A vulnerability in cdrecord was discovered that can be used to obtain
root access because Mandrake Linux ships with the cdrecord binary suid
root and sgid cdwriter.

Updated packages are provided that fix this vulnerability. You may
also elect to remove the suid and sgid bits from cdrecord manually,
which can be done by executing, as root :

chmod ug-s /usr/bin/cdrecord

This is not required to protect yourself from this particular
vulnerability, however.

Update :

Two additional format string problems were discovered by Olaf Kirch
and an updated patch has been applied to fix those problems as well.

See also :

http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=105285564307225&w=2

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14042 (mandrake_MDKSA-2003-058.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0289

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