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FreeBSD Security Advisory (FreeBSD-SA-06:02.ee.asc)

Information

Severity

Severity

Low

Family

Family

FreeBSD Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

2.1

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

14 years ago

Modified

Modified

4 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to the system as announced in the referenced advisory FreeBSD-SA-06:02.ee.asc

Insight

Insight

The ee utility is a simple screen oriented text editor. This editor is popular with a lot of users due to its ease of use. The ispell_op function used by ee(1) while executing spell check operations employs an insecure method of temporary file generation. This method produces predictable file names based on the process ID and fails to confirm which path will be over written with the user. It should be noted that ispell does not have to be installed in order for this to be exploited. The option simply needs to be selected.

Solution

Solution

Upgrade your system to the appropriate stable release or security branch dated after the correction date https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=FreeBSD-SA-06:02.ee.asc

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)