FreeBSD : mgetty+sendfax -- symlink attack via insecure temporary files (44ee8160-c453-11dd-a721-0030843d3802)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 35054


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


Debian reports :

Faxspool in mgetty 1.1.36 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a /tmp/faxsp.#### temporary file.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 35054

File Name: freebsd_pkg_44ee8160c45311dda7210030843d3802.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/12/08

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mgetty+sendfax, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/12/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/08/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4936

CWE: 59