FreeBSD : ekg -- insecure temporary file creation (9a035a56-eff0-11d9-8310-0001020eed82)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 19352


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


Eric Romang reports that ekg creates temporary files in an insecure manner. This can be exploited by an attacker using a symlink attack to overwrite arbitrary files and possibly execute arbitrary commands with the permissions of the user running ekg.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 19352

File Name: freebsd_pkg_9a035a56eff011d983100001020eed82.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/08/01

Modified: 2013/06/22

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:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:pl-ekg, 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: 2005/07/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/07/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1916

BID: 14146