FreeBSD : slim -- local disclosure of X authority magic cookie (80f13884-4d4c-11de-8811-0030843d3802)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 38965
SynopsisThe remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.
DescriptionSecunia 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected package.