FreeBSD : findutils -- GNU locate heap buffer overrun (7ca2a709-103b-11dc-8e82-00001cd613f9)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25381


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James Youngman reports :

When GNU locate reads filenames from an old-format locate database, they are read into a fixed-length buffer allocated on the heap.
Filenames longer than the 1026-byte buffer can cause a buffer overrun.
The overrunning data can be chosen by any person able to control the names of filenames created on the local system. This will normally include all local users, but in many cases also remote users (for example in the case of FTP servers allowing uploads).


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25381

File Name: freebsd_pkg_7ca2a709103b11dc8e8200001cd613f9.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/06/04

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/06/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/05/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2452