Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : hylafax (MDKSA-2005:177)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 19985


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


faxcron, recvstats, and xferfaxstats in HylaFax 4.2.1 and earlier allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on temporary files. (CVE-2005-3069)

In addition, HylaFax has some provisional support for Unix domain sockets, which is disabled in the default compile configuration. It is suspected that a local user could create a fake /tmp/hyla.unix socket and intercept fax traffic via this socket. In testing for this vulnerability, with CONFIG_UNIXTRANSPORT disabled, it has been found that client programs correctly exit before sending any data.

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 19985

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-177.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/10/11

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:hylafax, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:hylafax-client, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:hylafax-server, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64hylafax4.2.0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64hylafax4.2.0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libhylafax4.2.0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libhylafax4.2.0-devel, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006, 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: 2005/10/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3069, CVE-2005-3070

MDKSA: 2005:177