FreeBSD : fidogate -- write files as `news' user (3243e839-f489-11d8-9837-000c41e2cdad)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Neils Heinen reports that the setuid `news' binaries installed as part
of fidogate may be used to create files or append to file with the
privileges of the `news' user by setting the LOGFILE environmental
variable.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?5b471b71
http://www.nessus.org/u?5dd2ef7a

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37125 (freebsd_pkg_3243e839f48911d89837000c41e2cdad.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

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