Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : ksymoops (MDKSA-2004:060)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14159


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


Geoffrey Lee discovered a problem with the ksymoops-gznm script distributed with Mandrakelinux. The script fails to do proper checking when copying a file to the /tmp directory. Because of this, a local attacker can setup a symlink to point to a file that they do not have permission to remove. The problem is difficult to exploit because someone with root privileges needs to run ksymoops on a particular module for which a symlink for the same filename already exists.


Update the affected ksymoops package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 14159

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-060.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ksymoops, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, 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: 2004/06/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0581

MDKSA: 2004:060