FreeBSD : ekg -- insecure temporary file creation (9a035a56-eff0-11d9-8310-0001020eed82)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Eric Romang reports that ekg creates temporary files in an insecure
manner. This can be exploited by an attacker using a symlink attack to
overwrite arbitrary files and possibly execute arbitrary commands with
the permissions of the user running ekg.

See also :

http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=112060146011122
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=94172
http://www.nessus.org/u?a41c9891

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.8
(CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19352 (freebsd_pkg_9a035a56eff011d983100001020eed82.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 14146

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1916

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