Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : hylafax (MDKSA-2005:177)

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

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

faxcron, recvstats, and xferfaxstats in HylaFax 4.2.1 and earlier
allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack
on temporary files. (CVE-2005-3069)

In addition, HylaFax has some provisional support for Unix domain
sockets, which is disabled in the default compile configuration. It is
suspected that a local user could create a fake /tmp/hyla.unix socket
and intercept fax traffic via this socket. In testing for this
vulnerability, with CONFIG_UNIXTRANSPORT disabled, it has been found
that client programs correctly exit before sending any data.

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.6

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19985 (mandrake_MDKSA-2005-177.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3069

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