FreeBSD : xv -- filename handling format string vulnerability (a4bd3039-9a48-11d9-a256-0001020eed82)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 19060


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


A Gentoo Linux Security Advisory reports :

Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team identified a flaw in the handling of image filenames by xv.

Successful exploitation would require a victim to process a specially crafted image with a malformed filename, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 19060

File Name: freebsd_pkg_a4bd30399a4811d9a2560001020eed82.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ja-xv, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:xv, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/03/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/03/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0665