FreeBSD : shtool -- insecure temporary file creation (6596bb80-d026-11d9-9aed-000e0c2e438a)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 18964


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


A Zataz advisory reports that shtool contains a security flaw which could allow a malicious local user to create or overwrite the contents of arbitrary files. The attacker could fool a user into executing the arbitrary file possibly executing arbitrary code.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 18964

File Name: freebsd_pkg_6596bb80d02611d99aed000e0c2e438a.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.20 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.7

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:shtool, 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: 2005/07/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/05/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1751, CVE-2005-1759

BID: 13767