FreeBSD : pear-PEAR -- PEAR installer arbitrary code execution vulnerability (44e5f5bd-4d76-11da-bf37-000fb586ba73)

High Nessus Plugin ID 21421


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


Gregory Beaver reports :

A standard feature of the PEAR installer implemented in all versions of PEAR can lead to the execution of arbitrary PHP code upon running the 'pear' command or loading the Web/Gtk frontend.

To be vulnerable, a user must explicitly install a publicly released malicious package using the PEAR installer, or explicitly install a package that depends on a malicious package.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 21421

File Name: freebsd_pkg_44e5f5bd4d7611dabf37000fb586ba73.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/05/13

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:pear-PEAR, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/11/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/11/01