FreeBSD : redis -- EVAL Lua Sandbox Escape (838fa84a-0e25-11e5-90e4-d050996490d0)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 84043


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


Ben Murphy reports :

It is possible to break out of the Lua sandbox in Redis and execute arbitrary code.

This shouldn't pose a threat to users under the trusted Redis security model where only trusted users can connect to the database.
However, in real deployments there could be databases that can be accessed by untrusted users. The main deployments that are vulnerable are developers machines, places where redis servers can be reached via SSRF attacks and cloud hosting.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 84043

File Name: freebsd_pkg_838fa84a0e2511e590e4d050996490d0.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/06/09

Modified: 2016/05/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:redis, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:redis-devel, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/06/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/06/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-4335