FreeBSD : fidogate -- write files as `news' user (3243e839-f489-11d8-9837-000c41e2cdad)

High Nessus Plugin ID 37125


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Neils Heinen reports that the setuid `news' binaries installed as part of fidogate may be used to create files or append to file with the privileges of the `news' user by setting the LOGFILE environmental variable.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 37125

File Name: freebsd_pkg_3243e839f48911d89837000c41e2cdad.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:fidogate, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:fidogate-ds, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/08/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/08/21