FreeBSD : rsnapshot -- local privilege escalation (8c5ad0cf-ba37-11d9-837d-000e0c2e438a)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 19023


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


An rsnapshot Advisory reports :

The copy_symlink() subroutine in rsnapshot incorrectly changes file ownership on the files pointed to by symlinks, not on the symlinks themselves. This would allow, under certain circumstances, an arbitrary user to take ownership of a file on the main filesystem.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 19023

File Name: freebsd_pkg_8c5ad0cfba3711d9837d000e0c2e438a.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:rsnapshot, 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: 2005/04/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1064

BID: 13095