FreeBSD : leafnode fetchnews denial-of-service triggered by missing header (7b0208ff-3f65-4e16-8d4d-48fd9851f085)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Fetchnews could hang when a news article to be downloaded lacked one
of the mandatory headers. Found by Joshua Crawford.

See also :

http://leafnode.sourceforge.net/leafnode-SA-2003-01.txt
http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php?msg_id=5975563
http://article.gmane.org/gmane.network.leafnode.announce/21
https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=53838
http://www.nessus.org/u?13834d3a

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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18995 (freebsd_pkg_7b0208ff3f654e168d4d48fd9851f085.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 8541

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0744

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