FreeBSD : picasm -- buffer overflow vulnerability (8a3ece40-3315-11da-a263-0001020eed82)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Shaun Colley reports :

When generating error and warning messages, picasm copies strings into
fixed length buffers without bounds checking.

If an attacker could trick a user into assembling a source file with a
malformed 'error' directive, arbitrary code could be executed with the
privileges of the user. This could result in full system compromise.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.2
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21467 (freebsd_pkg_8a3ece40331511daa2630001020eed82.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 13698

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1679

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