FreeBSD : suphp -- multiple local privilege escalation vulnerabilities (fb672330-02db-11dd-bd06-0017319806e7)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 31833


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


Multiple local privilege escalation are found in the symlink verification code. An attacker may use it to run a PHP script with the victim's privilege. This attack is a little harder when suphp operates in paranoid mode. For suphp that runs in owner mode which is the default in ports, immediate upgrade to latest version is advised.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 31833

File Name: freebsd_pkg_fb67233002db11ddbd060017319806e7.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/04/11

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:suphp, 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: 2008/04/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/03/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1614

BID: 28568

CWE: 264