FreeBSD : sharutils -- unshar insecure temporary file creation (5f003a08-ba3c-11d9-837d-000e0c2e438a)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 18952


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


An Ubuntu Advisory reports :

Joey Hess discovered that 'unshar' created temporary files in an insecure manner. This could allow a symbolic link attack to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user invoking the program.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 18952

File Name: freebsd_pkg_5f003a08ba3c11d9837d000e0c2e438a.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 2005/05/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/04/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0990

BID: 12981