FreeBSD : cyrus-sasl -- dynamic library loading and set-user-ID applications (92268205-1947-11d9-bc4a-000c41e2cdad)

High Nessus Plugin ID 37777


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


The Cyrus SASL library, libsasl, contains functions which may load dynamic libraries. These libraries may be loaded from the path specified by the environmental variable SASL_PATH, which in some situations may be fully controlled by a local attacker. Thus, if a set-user-ID application (such as chsh) utilizes libsasl, it may be possible for a local attacker to gain superuser privileges.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 37777

File Name: freebsd_pkg_92268205194711d9bc4a000c41e2cdad.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2015/05/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:cyrus-sasl, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/10/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/09/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0884