FreeBSD : mksh -- TTY attachment privilege escalation (86c05550-12c1-11dd-bab7-0016179b2dd5)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Secunia reports :

The vulnerability is caused due to an error when attaching to a TTY
via the -T command line switch. This can be exploited to execute
arbitrary commands with the privileges of the user running mksh via
characters previously written to the attached virtual console.

See also :

http://www.mirbsd.org/mksh.htm#clog
http://www.nessus.org/u?6dbcd16c

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 32067 (freebsd_pkg_86c0555012c111ddbab70016179b2dd5.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1845

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