FreeBSD : xshisen -- local buffer overflows (56971fa6-641c-11d9-a097-000854d03344)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 18939


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


Steve Kemp has found buffer overflows in the handling of the command line flag -KCONV and the XSHISENLIB environment variable. Ulf Harnhammer has detected an unbounded copy from the GECOS field to a char array. All overflows can be exploited to gain group games privileges.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 18939

File Name: freebsd_pkg_56971fa6641c11d9a097000854d03344.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2016/05/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/01/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/01/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-1053, CVE-2005-0117