Fedora 18 : weechat-0.3.8-4.fc18 (2012-18494)

High Nessus Plugin ID 63052


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


Fix arbitrary code execution due to call of shell when executing command within hook_process

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected weechat package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 63052

File Name: fedora_2012-18494.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/11/27

Modified: 2015/10/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:weechat, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:18

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/11/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5534

BID: 56584

FEDORA: 2012-18494