FreeBSD : kf5-kauth -- Insecure handling of arguments in helpers (e8bcac84-2d5c-11e9-9a74-e0d55e2a8bf9)

High Nessus Plugin ID 122086


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


Albert Astals Cid reports :

KAuth allows to pass parameters with arbitrary types to helpers running as root over DBus.

Certain types can cause crashes and trigger decoding arbitrary images with dynamically loaded plugin


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 122086

File Name: freebsd_pkg_e8bcac842d5c11e99a74e0d55e2a8bf9.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 2019/02/11

Updated: 2019/05/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:kf5-kauth, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2019/02/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/02/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-7443