Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : gnorpm (MDKSA-2000:055)

High Nessus Plugin ID 61845


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


Versions of GnoRPM prior to 0.95 used files in the /tmp directory in an insecure manner. If GnoRPM is run as root, a local user can exploit this behaviour to trick GnoRPM into writing to arbitrary files anywhere on the system.


Update the affected gnorpm package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61845

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2000-055.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/06

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:gnorpm, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:6.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2000/10/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2000-0948

MDKSA: 2000:055