FreeBSD : tkdiff -- temporary file symlink privilege escalation (93ba13f8-5c41-11db-a5ae-00508d6a62df)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 22872


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


Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pena reports a vulnerability in tkdiff which allows local users to gain priveleges of the user running tkdiff due to insecure temporary file creation.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 22872

File Name: freebsd_pkg_93ba13f85c4111dba5ae00508d6a62df.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/10/16

Modified: 2016/05/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:tkdiff, 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: 2006/10/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/12/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3343

BID: 16064

DSA: 927

Secunia: 18083