FreeBSD : xloadimage -- arbitrary command execution when handling compressed files (310d0087-0fde-4929-a41f-96f17c5adffe)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

Tavis Ormandy discovered that xli and xloadimage attempt to decompress
images by piping them through gunzip or similar decompression tools.
Unfortunately, the unsanitized file name is included as part of the
command. This is dangerous, as in some situations, such as mailcap
processing, an attacker may control the input file name. As a result,
an attacker may be able to cause arbitrary command execution.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18892 (freebsd_pkg_310d00870fde4929a41f96f17c5adffe.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0638

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