FreeBSD : froxlor -- database password information leak (9ee72858-4159-11e5-93ad-002590263bf5)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85369


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


[email protected] reports :

An unauthenticated remote attacker is able to get the database password via webaccess due to wrong file permissions of the /logs/ folder in froxlor version and earlier. The plain SQL password and username may be stored in the /logs/sql-error.log file. This directory is publicly reachable under the default configuration/setup.

Note that froxlor prevents future logging of passwords but does not retroactively remove passwords already logged. Michael Kaufmann, the Froxlor lead developer reports :

Removing all .log files from the directory should do the job, alternatively just use the class.ConfigIO.php from Github


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85369

File Name: freebsd_pkg_9ee72858415911e593ad002590263bf5.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/08/13

Modified: 2018/02/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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


Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/08/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/07/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5959