FreeBSD : ppxp -- local root exploit (641e8609-cab5-11d9-9aed-000e0c2e438a)

High Nessus Plugin ID 56493


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


A Debian Advisory reports :

Jens Steube discovered that ppxp, yet another PPP program, does not release root privileges when opening potentially user-supplied log files. This can be tricked into opening a root shell.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 56493

File Name: freebsd_pkg_641e8609cab511d99aed000e0c2e438a.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2011/10/14

Modified: 2013/11/06

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:ja-ppxp, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ppxp, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/05/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/05/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0392

DSA: 725