FreeBSD : swfdec -- exposure of sensitive information (5ef12755-1c6c-11dd-851d-0016d325a0ed)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 32145


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


Secunia reports :

A vulnerability has been reported in swfdec, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose sensitive information.

The vulnerability is caused due to swfdec not properly restricting untrusted sandboxes from reading local files, which can be exploited to disclose the content of arbitrary local files by e.g. tricking a user into visiting a malicious website.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 32145

File Name: freebsd_pkg_5ef127551c6c11dd851d0016d325a0ed.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/05/09

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/05/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/04/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1834

Secunia: 29915

CWE: 264