FreeBSD : mantis -- session hijacking vulnerability (00d6040a-b8e0-11dd-a578-0030843d3802)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 34939


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


The mantis Team reports :

When configuring a web application to use only ssl (e. g. by forwarding all http-requests to https), a user would expect that sniffing and hijacking the session is impossible. Though, for this to be secure, one needs to set the session cookie to have the secure flag. Else the cookie will be transferred through http if the victim's browser does a single http-request on the same domain.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 34939

File Name: freebsd_pkg_00d6040ab8e011dda5780030843d3802.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/11/24

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/11/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/10/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3102

CWE: 310