Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : cdrecord (MDKSA-2004:091)
High Nessus Plugin ID 14680
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionMax 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.