FreeBSD : f2c -- insecure temporary files (43cb40b3-c8c2-11da-a672-000e0c2e438a)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 22239


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


Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pena reports two temporary file vulnerability within f2c. The vulnerabilities are caused due to weak temporary file handling. An attacker could create an symbolic link, causing a local user running f2c to overwrite the symlinked file. This could give the attacker elevated privileges.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 22239

File Name: freebsd_pkg_43cb40b3c8c211daa672000e0c2e438a.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/08/21

Modified: 2016/05/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:f2c, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/04/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/01/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0017

BID: 1280