FreeBSD : ansible -- local symlink exploits (a6a9f9d5-205c-11e5-a4a5-002590263bf5)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 84527


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


MITRE reports :

runner/connection_plugins/ in Ansible before 1.2.3, when using ControlPersist, allows local users to redirect a ssh session via a symlink attack on a socket file with a predictable name in /tmp/.

lib/ansible/playbook/ in Ansible 1.2.x before 1.2.3, when playbook does not run due to an error, allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a retry file with a predictable name in /var/tmp/ansible/.


Update the affected package.

See Also!topic/ansible-project/UVDYW0HGcNg

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 84527

File Name: freebsd_pkg_a6a9f9d5205c11e5a4a5002590263bf5.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/07/06

Modified: 2015/07/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.3

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/07/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/08/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4259, CVE-2013-4260