FreeBSD : newsgrab -- insecure file and directory creation (cd7e260a-6bff-11d9-a5df-00065be4b5b6)

High Nessus Plugin ID 19126


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


The newsgrab script uses insecure permissions during the creation of the local output directory and downloaded files.

After a file is created, permissions on it are set using the mode value of the newsgroup posting. This can potentially be a problem when the mode is not restrictive enough. In addition, the output directory is created with world-writable permissions allowing other users to drop symlinks or other files at that location.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19126

File Name: freebsd_pkg_cd7e260a6bff11d9a5df00065be4b5b6.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2014/05/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/02/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/01/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0154