FreeBSD : verlihub -- insecure temporary file usage and arbitrary command execution (58997463-e012-11dd-a765-0030843d3802)

High Nessus Plugin ID 35336


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


securityfocus reports :

An attacker with local access could potentially exploit this issue to perform symbolic-link attacks, overwriting arbitrary files in the context of the affected application.

Successfully mounting a symlink attack may allow the attacker to delete or corrupt sensitive files, which may result in a denial of service. Other attacks may also be possible.

Verlihub is prone to a remote command-execution vulnerability because it fails to sufficiently validate user input.

Successfully exploiting this issue would allow an attacker to execute arbitrary commands on an affected computer in the context of the affected application.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 35336

File Name: freebsd_pkg_58997463e01211dda7650030843d3802.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/01/12

Modified: 2016/12/08

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:W/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:verlihub, 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: 2009/01/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/11/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5705, CVE-2008-5706

BID: 32420, 32889

EDB-ID: 7183

CWE: 20, 59