FreeBSD : Okular -- Local binary execution via action links (c3600a64-64ea-11ea-bdff-e0d55e2a8bf9)

high Nessus Plugin ID 134467


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


Albert Astals Cid :

Okular can be tricked into executing local binaries via specially crafted PDF files.

This binary execution can require almost no user interaction.

No parameters can be passed to those local binaries.

We have not been able to identify any binary that will cause actual damage, be it in the hardware or software level, when run without parameters.

We remain relatively confident that for this issue to do any actual damage, it has to run a binary specially crafted. That binary must have been deployed to the user system via another method, be it the user downloading it directly as an email attachment, webpage download, etc. or by the system being already compromised.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 134467

File Name: freebsd_pkg_c3600a6464ea11eabdffe0d55e2a8bf9.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 3/13/2020

Updated: 3/16/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:okular, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 3/13/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/12/2020