FreeBSD : a2ps -- insecure temporary file creation (9168253c-5a6d-11d9-a9e7-0001020eed82)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 19030


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


A Secunia Security Advisory reports that Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pena has found temporary file creation vulnerabilities in the fixps and psmandup scripts which are part of a2ps. These vulnerabilities could lead to an attacker overwriting arbitrary files with the credentials of the user running the vulnerable scripts.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 19030

File Name: freebsd_pkg_9168253c5a6d11d9a9e70001020eed82.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2016/05/26

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:a2ps-a4, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:a2ps-letter, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:a2ps-letterdj, 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: 2004/12/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/12/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1377

BID: 12108, 12109

Secunia: 13641