FreeBSD : p5-libwww -- possibility to remote servers to create file with a .(dot) character (3a7c5fc4-b50c-11df-977b-ecc31dd8ad06)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 49062


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


lwp-download in libwww-perl before 5.835 does not reject downloads to filenames that begin with a `.' (dot) character, which allows remote servers to create or overwrite files via a 3xx redirect to a URL with a crafted filename or a Content-Disposition header that suggests a crafted filename, and possibly execute arbitrary code as a consequence of writing to a dotfile in a home directory.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 49062

File Name: freebsd_pkg_3a7c5fc4b50c11df977becc31dd8ad06.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/09/01

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:p5-libwww, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/08/31

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/06/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2253