Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : cdrecord (MDKSA-2000:009)

High Nessus Plugin ID 61807


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


The linux cdrecord binary is vulnerable to a locally exploitable buffer overflow attack. When installed on a Linux-Mandrake distribution, it is by default setgid 'cdburner' (which is a group, gid: 80, that is created for the application). The overflow condition is the result of no bounds checking on the 'dev=' argument passed to cdburner at execution time. This vulnerability can be exploited to execute arbitrary commands with the gid 'cdburner'.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61807

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2000-009.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/06

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:cdrecord, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:cdrecord-cdda2wav, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:cdrecord-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mkisofs, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:6.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2000/06/03

Reference Information

MDKSA: 2000:009