FreeBSD : mod_pubcookie -- Empty Authentication Security Advisory (1ca8228f-858d-11e0-a76c-000743057ca2)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Nathan Dors, Pubcookie Project reports :

An Abuse of Functionality vulnerability in the Pubcookie
authentication process was found. This vulnerability allows an
attacker to appear as if he or she were authenticated using an empty
userid when such a userid isn't expected. Unauthorized access to web
content and applications may result where access is restricted to
users who can authenticate successfully but where no additional
authorization is performed after authentication.

See also :

http://pubcookie.org/news/20061106-empty-auth-secadv.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?4ca5321d

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

High

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 54621 ()

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