Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : speedtouch (MDKSA-2004:130)

High Nessus Plugin ID 15698


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


The Speedtouch USB driver contains a number of format string vulnerabilities due to improperly made syslog() system calls. These vulnerabilities can be abused by a local user to potentially allow the execution of arbitrary code with elevated privileges.

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this problem.


Update the affected speedtouch package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 15698

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-130.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/11/13

Modified: 2014/04/15

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:speedtouch, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1, 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: 2004/11/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0834

MDKSA: 2004:130