FreeBSD : leafnode -- fetchnews denial-of-service triggered by transmission abort/timeout (66dbb2ee-99b8-45b2-bb3e-640caea67a60)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

When an upstream server aborts the transmission or stops sending data
after the fetchnews program has requested an article header or body,
fetchnews may crash, without querying further servers that are
configured. This can prevent articles from being fetched.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18966 (freebsd_pkg_66dbb2ee99b845b2bb3e640caea67a60.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 13489

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1453

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