FreeBSD : xv -- filename handling format string vulnerability (a4bd3039-9a48-11d9-a256-0001020eed82)

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

A Gentoo Linux Security Advisory reports :

Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team identified a
flaw in the handling of image filenames by xv.

Successful exploitation would require a victim to process a specially
crafted image with a malformed filename, potentially resulting in the
execution of arbitrary code.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200503-09.xml
http://www.nessus.org/u?9e40e707

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19060 (freebsd_pkg_a4bd30399a4811d9a2560001020eed82.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0665

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