FreeBSD : kdeutils4 -- Directory traversal vulnerability (7fb9e739-0e6d-11e1-87cd-00235a5f2c9a)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 56806


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


Tim Brown from Nth Dimention reports :

I recently discovered that the Ark archiving tool is vulnerable to directory traversal via malformed. When attempts are made to view files within the malformed Zip file in Ark's default view, the wrong file may be displayed due to incorrect construction of the temporary file name. Whilst this does not allow the wrong file to be overwritten, after closing the default view, Ark will then attempt to delete the temporary file which could result in the deletion of the incorrect file.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 56806

File Name: freebsd_pkg_7fb9e7390e6d11e187cd00235a5f2c9a.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2011/11/14

Modified: 2015/05/13

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:kdeutils, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/11/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/10/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2725