Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : cdrecord (MDKSA-2004:091)

High Nessus Plugin ID 14680


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


Max Vozeler found that the cdrecord program, which is suid root, fails to drop euid=0 when it exec()s a program specified by the user through the $RSH environment variable. This can be abused by a local attacker to obtain root privileges.

The updated packages are patched to fix the vulnerability.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 14680

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-091.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/09/08

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:mkisofs, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, 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: 2004/09/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0806

MDKSA: 2004:091