FreeBSD : id3lib -- insecure temporary file creation (15ec9123-7061-11dc-b372-001921ab2fa4)

High Nessus Plugin ID 26212


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


Debian Bug report log reports :

When tagging file $foo, a temporary copy of the file is created, and for some reason, libid3 doesn't use mkstemp but just creates $foo.XXXXXX literally, without any checking.

This would silently truncate and overwrite an existing $foo.XXXXXX.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 26212

File Name: freebsd_pkg_15ec9123706111dcb372001921ab2fa4.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/10/03

Modified: 2016/05/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:id3lib, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/10/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/08/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4460

BID: 25372