FreeBSD : collectd5 -- Denial of service by sending a signed network packet to a server which is not set up to check signatures (08a2df48-6c6a-11e7-9b01-2047478f2f70)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

marcinguy reports :

After sending this payload, collectd seems to be entering endless
while() loop in packet_parse consuming high CPU resources, possibly
crash/gets killed after a while.

See also :

https://github.com/collectd/collectd/issues/2174
http://www.nessus.org/u?8f019b9f

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 101826 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-7401

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