GLSA-200608-22 : fbida: Arbitrary command execution

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 22284


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200608-22 (fbida: Arbitrary command execution)

Toth Andras has discovered a typographic mistake in the 'fbgs' script, shipped with fbida if the 'fbcon' and 'pdf' USE flags are both enabled.
This script runs 'gs' without the -dSAFER option, thus allowing a PostScript file to execute, delete or create any kind of file on the system.
Impact :

A remote attacker can entice a vulnerable user to view a malicious PostScript or PDF file with fbgs, which may result with the execution of arbitrary code.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All fbida users with the 'fbcon' and 'pdf' USE flags both enabled should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/fbida-2.03-r4'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 22284

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200608-22.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/08/30

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:fbida, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/08/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/07/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3119

BID: 19131

OSVDB: 27514

GLSA: 200608-22