FreeBSD : golddig -- local buffer overflow vulnerabilities (949c470e-528f-11d9-ac20-00065be4b5b6)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 19035


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


Two buffer overflow vulnerabilities where detected. Both issues can be used by local users to gain group games privileges on affected systems.

The first overflow exists in the map name handling and can be triggered when a very long name is given to the program during command-line execution

The second overflow exists in the username processing while writing the players score to disk. Excessivly long usernames, set via the USER environment variable, are stored without any length checks in a memory buffer.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 19035

File Name: freebsd_pkg_949c470e528f11d9ac2000065be4b5b6.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/01/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/11/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0121