FreeBSD : FreeBSD -- shell injection vulnerability in patch(1) (0c6759dd-600a-11e6-a6c3-14dae9d210b8)

High Nessus Plugin ID 92890


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


Due to insufficient sanitization of the input patch stream, it is possible for a patch file to cause patch(1) to run commands in addition to the desired SCCS or RCS commands. Impact : This issue could be exploited to execute arbitrary commands as the user invoking patch(1) against a specially crafted patch file, which could be leveraged to obtain elevated privileges.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 92890

File Name: freebsd_pkg_0c6759dd600a11e6a6c314dae9d210b8.nasl

Version: 2.3

Type: local

Published: 2016/08/12

Modified: 2018/03/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/08/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/07/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1416

FreeBSD: SA-15:14.bsdpatch