Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : cdrdao (MDKSA-2005:089)

High Nessus Plugin ID 18305


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


The cdrdao package contains two vulnerabilities; the first allows local users to read arbitrary files via the show-data command and the second allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the ~/.cdrdao configuration file. This can also lead to elevated privileges (a root shell) due to cdrdao being installed suid root.

The provided packages have been patched to correct these issues.


Update the affected cdrdao and / or cdrdao-gcdmaster packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18305

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-089.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/05/19

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:cdrdao, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:cdrdao-gcdmaster, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1, x-cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:le2005

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/05/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-0137, CVE-2002-0138

MDKSA: 2005:089