FreeBSD : py-suds -- vulnerable to symlink attacks (b31f7029-817c-4c1f-b7d3-252de5283393)

high Nessus Plugin ID 174308



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


The version of FreeBSD installed on the remote host is prior to tested version. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the b31f7029-817c-4c1f-b7d3-252de5283393 advisory.

- in Suds 0.4, when tempdir is set to None, allows local users to redirect SOAP queries and possibly have other unspecified impact via a symlink attack on a cache file with a predictable name in /tmp/suds/. (CVE-2013-2217)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 174308

File Name: freebsd_pkg_b31f7029817c4c1fb7d3252de5283393.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Published: 4/14/2023

Updated: 12/14/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 1.4


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 1.2

Temporal Score: 0.9

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2013-2217


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:py311-suds, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:py38-suds, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:py310-suds, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:py39-suds, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:py37-suds

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/9/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/27/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2217