Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : rp-pppoe (MDKSA-2004:145)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 15918


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


Max Vozeler discovered that when pppoe, part of the rp-pppoe package, is running setuid root, an attacker can overwrite any file on the system. Mandrakelinux does not install pppoe setuid, nor is it meant to be run setuid. Regardless, the packages have been patched to prevent this problem.


Update the affected rp-pppoe and / or rp-pppoe-gui packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 15918

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-145.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/12/07

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:rp-pppoe, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:rp-pppoe-gui, 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: 2004/12/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0564

MDKSA: 2004:145