FreeBSD : helvis -- information leak vulnerabilities (bb99f803-5fde-11d9-b721-00065be4b5b6)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 19099


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


Once a recovery file has been preserved by the setuid root elvprsv utility it is placed in a worldreadable directory with worldreadable permissions. This possibly allows sensitive information to leak.

In addition to this information leak, it is possible for users to recover files that belong to other users by using elvrec, another setuid root binary.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 19099

File Name: freebsd_pkg_bb99f8035fde11d9b72100065be4b5b6.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:helvis, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ko-helvis, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/01/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/11/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0118, CVE-2005-0119