FreeBSD : slim -- local disclosure of X authority magic cookie (80f13884-4d4c-11de-8811-0030843d3802)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 38965


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


Secunia reports :

A security issue has been reported in SLiM, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to disclose sensitive information.

The security issue is caused due to the application generating the X authority file by passing the X authority cookie via the command line to 'xauth'. This can be exploited to disclose the X authority cookie by consulting the process list and e.g. gain access the user's display.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 38965

File Name: freebsd_pkg_80f138844d4c11de88110030843d3802.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/06/01

Modified: 2016/05/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 2.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:U/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/05/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/05/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1756

BID: 35015

CWE: 200