FreeBSD : mksh -- TTY attachment privilege escalation (86c05550-12c1-11dd-bab7-0016179b2dd5)

High Nessus Plugin ID 32067


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


Secunia reports :

The vulnerability is caused due to an error when attaching to a TTY via the -T command line switch. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary commands with the privileges of the user running mksh via characters previously written to the attached virtual console.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 32067

File Name: freebsd_pkg_86c0555012c111ddbab70016179b2dd5.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/04/28

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/04/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/04/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1845

Secunia: 29803