FreeBSD : SA-04:02.shmat

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 12614


The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


The remote host is running a version of the FreeBSD kernel which may be contains a programming error in the shmat(2) system call which can let a local attacker to gain read or write access to a portion of the kernel memory which in turn might be used to elevate his privileges or gain access to sensitive information.


Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 12614

File Name: freebsd_shmat.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Published: 2004/07/06

Modified: 2011/11/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0114

BID: 9586, 9792