openSUSE 10 Security Update : festival (festival-4377)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 27520


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


The festival daemon runs as root. The default config doesn't have a password set. A local attacker could therefore connect to the daemon to have commands executed as root (CVE-2007-4074).


Update the affected festival packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 27520

File Name: suse_festival-4377.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/10/19

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:festival, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:festival-devel, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.1, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2007/09/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4074

CWE: 16