Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : hylafax (MDKSA-2006:015)

High Nessus Plugin ID 20794


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


Patrice Fournier discovered the faxrcvd/notify scripts (executed as the uucp/fax user) run user-supplied input through eval without any attempt at sanitising it first. This would allow any user who could submit jobs to HylaFAX, or through telco manipulation control the representation of callid information presented to HylaFAX to run arbitrary commands as the uucp/fax user. (CVE-2005-3539, only 'notify' in the covered versions)

Updated packages were also reviewed for vulnerability to an issue where if PAM is disabled, a user could log in with no password.

In addition, some fixes to the packages for permissions, and the %pre/%post scripts were backported from cooker. (#19679)

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20794

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-015.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/01/22

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/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: 2006/01/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3538, CVE-2005-3539

MDKSA: 2006:015