FreeBSD : cfengine -- arbitrary file overwriting vulnerability (8688d5cd-328c-11da-a263-0001020eed82)

low Nessus Plugin ID 21464


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


A Debian Security Advisory reports :

Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pena discovered several insecure temporary file uses in cfengine, a tool for configuring and maintaining networked machines, that can be exploited by a symlink attack to overwrite arbitrary files owned by the user executing cfengine, which is probably root.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 21464

File Name: freebsd_pkg_8688d5cd328c11daa2630001020eed82.nasl

Version: 1.24

Type: local

Published: 5/13/2006

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.7


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:cfengine, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:cfengine2, 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: 10/1/2005

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/1/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2960, CVE-2005-3137

BID: 14994

DSA: 835, 836