Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : shorewall (MDKSA-2004:080)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14329


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


The shorewall package has a vulnerability when creating temporary files and directories, which could allow non-root users to overwrite arbitrary files on the system. The updated packages are patched to fix the problem.

As well, for Mandrakelinux 10.0, the updated packages have been fixed to start shorewall after the network, rather than before.

After updating the package, if shorewall was previously running, you may need to issue a 'service shorewall restart'.


Update the affected shorewall and / or shorewall-doc packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 14329

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-080.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/08/22

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:shorewall, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:shorewall-doc, 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: 2004/08/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0647

MDKSA: 2004:080