Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : hylafax (MDKSA-2003:105)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 14087


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


During a code review of the hfaxd server, part of the hylafax package, the SuSE Security Team discovered a format bug condition that allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code as the root user. Updated packages have been patched to correct the problem.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 14087

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2003-105.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:hylafax, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:hylafax-client, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:hylafax-server, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libhylafax4.1.1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libhylafax4.1.1-devel, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2003/11/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0886

MDKSA: 2003:105