FreeBSD : hashcash -- format string vulnerability (5ebfe901-a3cb-11d9-b248-000854d03344)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

A Gentoo Linux Security Advisory reports :

Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team identified a
flaw in the Hashcash utility that an attacker could expose by
specifying a malformed reply address.

Successful exploitation would permit an attacker to disrupt Hashcash
users, and potentially execute arbitrary code.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200503-12.xml
http://www.nessus.org/u?54759a71

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18951 (freebsd_pkg_5ebfe901a3cb11d9b248000854d03344.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0687

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