Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : hylafax (MDKSA-2001:041)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A problem exists with the HylaFAX program, hfaxd. When hfaxd tries to
change it's queue directory and fails, it prints an error message via
syslog by directly passing user-supplied data as the format string. If
hfaxd is installed setuid root, this behaviour can be exploited to
gain root access locally. Note that Linux-Mandrake does not ship hfaxd
setuid root by default.

Solution :

Update the affected hylafax, hylafax-client and / or hylafax-server
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: 61912 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2001-0387

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