FreeBSD : greed -- insecure GRX file processing (bd579366-5290-11d9-ac20-00065be4b5b6)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A buffer overflow vulnerability has been detected in the greed URL
handling code. This bug can especially be a problem when greed is used
to process GRX (GetRight) files that originate from untrusted sources.

The bug finder, Manigandan Radhakrishnan, gave the following
description :

Here are the bugs. First, in main.c, DownloadLoop() uses strcat() to
copy an input filename to the end of a 128-byte COMMAND array. Second,
DownloadLoop() passes the input filename to system() without checking
for special characters such as semicolons.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19102 (freebsd_pkg_bd579366529011d9ac2000065be4b5b6.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1273

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