FreeBSD : kstars -- exploitable set-user-ID application fliccd (0512b761-70fb-40d3-9954-aa4565528fa8)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 18826


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


A KDE Security Advisory explains : Overview KStars includes support for the Instrument Neutral Distributed Interface (INDI). The build system of this extra 3rd party software contained an installation hook to install fliccd (part of INDI) as SUID root application.

Erik Sjolund discovered that the code contains several vulnerabilities that allow stack based buffer overflows. Impact If the fliccd binary is installed as suid root, it enables root privilege escalation for local users, or, if the daemon is actually running (which it does not by default) and is running as root, remote root privilege escalation.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 18826

File Name: freebsd_pkg_0512b76170fb40d39954aa4565528fa8.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2016/05/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/06/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/01/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0011