FreeBSD : mysql -- mysqlhotcopy insecure temporary file creation (0c4d5973-f2ab-11d8-9837-000c41e2cdad)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37724


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


According to Christian Hammers :

[mysqlhotcopy created] temporary files in /tmp which had predictable filenames and such could be used for a tempfile run attack.

Jeroen van Wolffelaar is credited with discovering the issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 37724

File Name: freebsd_pkg_0c4d5973f2ab11d89837000c41e2cdad.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mysql-scripts, 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: 2004/08/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0457

DSA: 540