FreeBSD : gaim -- malicious smiley themes (635bf5f4-26b7-11d9-9289-000c41e2cdad)

High Nessus Plugin ID 18959


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


The Gaim Security Issues page documents a problem with installing smiley themes from an untrusted source :

To install a new smiley theme, a user can drag a tarball from a graphical file manager, or a hypertext link to one from a web browser.
When a tarball is dragged, Gaim executes a shell command to untar it.
However, it does not escape the filename before sending it to the shell. Thus, a specially crafted filename could execute arbitrary commands if the user could be convinced to drag a file into the smiley theme selector.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18959

File Name: freebsd_pkg_635bf5f426b711d99289000c41e2cdad.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:gaim, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:gaim, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ja-gaim, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ko-gaim, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ru-gaim, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/10/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/08/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0784