FreeBSD : leafnode -- denial of service vulnerability (b5ffaa2a-ee50-4498-af99-61bc1b163c00)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Matthias Andree reports :

A vulnerability was found in the fetchnews program (the NNTP client)
that may under some circumstances cause a wait for input that never
arrives, fetchnews 'hangs'. [...]

As only one fetchnews program can run at a time, subsequently started
fetchnews and texpire programs will terminate. [...]

Upgrade your leafnode package to version 1.11.3.

See also :

http://leafnode.sourceforge.net/leafnode-SA-2005-02.txt
https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=82056
http://marc.info/?l=vulnwatch&m=111827180929063
http://www.nessus.org/u?e30dfeb1

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: 19091 (freebsd_pkg_b5ffaa2aee504498af9961bc1b163c00.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1911

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