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

High Nessus Plugin ID 14042


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


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.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 14042

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2003-058.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:cdrecord, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:cdrecord-cdda2wav, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:cdrecord-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:cdrecord-dvdhack, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mkisofs, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2003/05/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0289

MDKSA: 2003:058-1