Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: hylafaxApr 25, 2001, 11:57 (0 Talkback[s])
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 20:18:00 -0600 From: Linux Mandrake Security Team <security@LINUX-MANDRAKE.COM> Subject: MDKSA-2001:041 - hylafax update
Package name: hylafax Date: April 24th, 2001 Advisory ID: MDKSA-2001:041 Affected versions: 7.1, 7.2, Corporate Server 1.0.1
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.
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