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FreeBSD Ports: gnu-finger

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

FreeBSD Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.2

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

13 years ago

Modified

Modified

5 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to the system as announced in the referenced advisory.

Insight

Insight

The following package is affected: gnu-finger CVE-1999-1165 GNU fingerd 1.37 does not properly drop privileges before accessing user information, which could allow local users to (1) gain root privileges via a malicious program in the .fingerrc file, or (2) read arbitrary files via symbolic links from .plan, .forward, or .project files.

Solution

Solution

Update your system with the appropriate patches or software upgrades. http://www.gnu.org/software/finger/ http://www.vuxml.org/freebsd/610bc692-a2ad-11dc-900c-000bcdc1757a.html

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)