FreeBSD : heartbeat -- insecure temporary file creation vulnerability (f6447303-9ec9-11da-b410-000e0c2e438a)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Eric Romang reports a temporary file creation vulnerability within
heartbeat. The vulnerability is caused by hard-coded temporary file
usage. This can cause an attacker to create an arbitrary symlink
causing the application to overwrite the symlinked file with the
permissions of the user executing the application.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21538 (freebsd_pkg_f64473039ec911dab410000e0c2e438a.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2231

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