FreeBSD : mcollective -- cert valication issue (ecea9e92-0be5-4931-88da-8772d044972a)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 76630


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


Melissa Stone reports :

The MCollective aes_security public key plugin does not correctly validate certs against the CA. By exploiting this vulnerability within a race/initialization window, an attacker with local access could initiate an unauthorized MCollective client connection with a server, and thus control the mcollective plugins running on that server. This vulnerability requires a collective be configured to use the aes_security plugin. Puppet Enterprise and open source MCollective are not configured to use the plugin and are not vulnerable by default.


Update the affected package.

See Also!topic/puppet-announce/cPykqUXMmK4

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 76630

File Name: freebsd_pkg_ecea9e920be5493188da8772d044972a.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/07/22

Modified: 2014/08/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mcollective, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/07/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/07/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3251