FreeBSD : netatalk -- arbitrary command execution in papd daemon (72cba7b0-13cd-11de-a964-0030843d3802)

High Nessus Plugin ID 35963


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


Secunia reports :

A vulnerability has been reported in Netatalk, which potentially can be exploited by malicious users to compromise a vulnerable system.

The vulnerability is caused due to the papd daemon improperly sanitising several received parameters before passing them in a call to popen(). This can be exploited to execute arbitrary commands via a specially crafted printing request.

Successful exploitation requires that a printer is configured to pass arbitrary values as parameters to a piped command.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 35963

File Name: freebsd_pkg_72cba7b013cd11dea9640030843d3802.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/03/19

Modified: 2016/05/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:netatalk, 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: 2009/03/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/12/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5718

BID: 32925

Secunia: 33227

CWE: 78