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MDKSA-2005:177: hylafax Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the hylafax package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2005:177 (hylafax).

faxcron, recvstats, and xferfaxstats in HylaFax 4.2.1 and earlier allows local
users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on temporary files.

In addition, HylaFax has some provisional support for Unix domain sockets,
which is disabled in the default compile configuration. It is suspected that a
local user could create a fake /tmp/hyla.unix socket and intercept fax traffic
via this socket. In testing for this vulnerability, with CONFIG_UNIXTRANSPORT
disabled, it has been found that client programs correctly exit before sending
any data. (CVE-2005-3070)

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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