FreeBSD : phpSysInfo -- 'register_globals' emulation layer overwrite vulnerability (9c1cea79-548a-11da-b53f-0004614cc33d)

High Nessus Plugin ID 21485


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


A Secunia Advisory reports :

Christopher Kunz has reported a vulnerability in phpSysInfo, which can be exploited by malicious people to manipulate certain information.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the 'register_globals' emulation layer where certain arrays used by the system can be overwritten. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary HTML and script code in a user's browser session and include arbitrary files from local resources.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 21485

File Name: freebsd_pkg_9c1cea79548a11dab53f0004614cc33d.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/05/13

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/11/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/11/10

Reference Information

Secunia: 17441