FreeBSD : lha buffer overflows and path traversal issues (a2ffb627-9c53-11d8-9366-0020ed76ef5a)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 36391


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


Ulf Harnhammar discovered several vulnerabilities in LHa for UNIX's path name handling code. Specially constructed archive files may cause LHa to overwrite files or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking LHa. This could be particularly harmful for automated systems that might handle archives such as virus scanning processes.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 36391

File Name: freebsd_pkg_a2ffb6279c5311d893660020ed76ef5a.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2016/05/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/05/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/04/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0234, CVE-2004-0235