FreeBSD : net-snmp -- fixproc insecure temporary file creation (3e0072d4-d05b-11d9-9aed-000e0c2e438a)

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

Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

A Gentoo advisory reports :

Net-SNMP creates temporary files in an insecure manner, possibly
allowing the execution of arbitrary code.

A malicious local attacker could exploit a race condition to change
the content of the temporary files before they are executed by
fixproc, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code. A local
attacker could also create symbolic links in the temporary files
directory, pointing to a valid file somewhere on the filesystem. When
fixproc is executed, this would result in the file being overwritten.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18909 (freebsd_pkg_3e0072d4d05b11d99aed000e0c2e438a.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 13715

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1740

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