Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : smb4k (MDKSA-2005:157)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A severe security issue has been discovered in Smb4K. By linking a
simple text file FILE to /tmp/smb4k.tmp or /tmp/sudoers, an attacker
could get access to the full contents of the /etc/ or
/etc/sudoers file, respectively, because Smb4K didn't check for the
existance of these files before writing any contents. When using
super, the attack also resulted in /etc/ being a symlink to

Affected are all versions of the 0.4, 0.5, and 0.6 series of Smb4K.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this problem.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected smb4k package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19912 (mandrake_MDKSA-2005-157.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2851

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