Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : eroaster (MDKSA-2003:083)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 14065


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability was discovered in eroaster where it does not take any security precautions when creating a temporary file for the lockfile.
This vulnerability could be exploited to overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running eroaster.


Update the affected eroaster package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 14065

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2003-083.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:eroaster, 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: 2003/08/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0656

MDKSA: 2003:083