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The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related
An iDEFENSE Security Advisory reports :
Remote exploitation of an input validation vulnerability in version
2.6.2 of WU-FPTD could allow for a denial of service of the system by
The vulnerability specifically exists in the wu_fnmatch() function in
wu_fnmatch.c. When a pattern containing a '*' character is supplied as
input, the function calls itself recursively on a smaller substring.
By supplying a string which contains a large number of '*' characters,
the system will take a long time to return the results, during which
time it will be using a large amount of CPU time.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0