Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : hylafax (MDKSA-2001:041)

High Nessus Plugin ID 61912


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


A problem exists with the HylaFAX program, hfaxd. When hfaxd tries to change it's queue directory and fails, it prints an error message via syslog by directly passing user-supplied data as the format string. If hfaxd is installed setuid root, this behaviour can be exploited to gain root access locally. Note that Linux-Mandrake does not ship hfaxd setuid root by default.


Update the affected hylafax, hylafax-client and / or hylafax-server packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61912

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2001-041.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/06

Modified: 2014/05/06

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:hylafax, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:hylafax-client, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:hylafax-server, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2001/04/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-0387

MDKSA: 2001:041