FreeBSD : ngircd -- format string vulnerability (bc4a7efa-7d9a-11d9-a9e7-0001020eed82)

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

Synopsis :

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

Description :

A No System Group security advisory reports that ngircd is vulnerable
to a format string vulnerability in the Log_Resolver() function of
log.c, if IDENT support is enabled. This could allow a remote attacker
to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the ngircd daemon,
which is root by default.

Note: By default the FreeBSD ngircd port does not enable IDENT

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.1
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19100 (freebsd_pkg_bc4a7efa7d9a11d9a9e70001020eed82.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 12434

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0226

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