FreeBSD : axel -- remote buffer overflow (0163b498-af54-11d9-acd0-000854d03344)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

A Debian Security Advisory reports :

Ulf Harnhammar from the Debian Security Audit Project discovered a
buffer overflow in axel, a light download accelerator. When reading
remote input the program did not check if a part of the input can
overflow a buffer and maybe trigger the execution of arbitrary code.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18815 (freebsd_pkg_0163b498af5411d9acd0000854d03344.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 13059

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0390

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