FreeBSD : ppxp -- local root exploit (641e8609-cab5-11d9-9aed-000e0c2e438a)

This script is Copyright (C) 2011-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

A Debian Advisory reports :

Jens Steube discovered that ppxp, yet another PPP program, does not
release root privileges when opening potentially user-supplied log
files. This can be tricked into opening a root shell.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?4bf63e12

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

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: 56493 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0392

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