FreeBSD : mono -- 'System.CodeDom.Compiler' Insecure Temporary Creation (5a39a22e-5478-11db-8f1a-000a48049292)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 22516


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


Sebastian Krahmer reports :

Sebastian Krahmer of the SuSE security team discovered that the System.CodeDom.Compiler classes used temporary files in an insecure way. This could allow a symbolic link attack to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user invoking the program.
Under some circumstances, a local attacker could also exploit this to inject arbitrary code into running Mono processes.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 22516

File Name: freebsd_pkg_5a39a22e547811db8f1a000a48049292.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/10/10

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.2

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/10/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/10/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5072

Secunia: 22237