FreeBSD : freeciv -- Packet Parsing Denial of Service Vulnerability (339fbbc1-4d23-11db-b48d-00508d6a62df)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related
updates.

Description :

Secunia reports :

Luigi Auriemma has reported a vulnerability in Freeciv, which can be
exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerability is caused due to an error within the handling of the
packet length in 'common/packets.c'. This can be exploited to crash
the Freeciv server via a specially- crafted packet with the size set
to '0xffff'.

See also :

http://aluigi.altervista.org/adv/freecivdos-adv.txt
http://www.nessus.org/u?20aeb560

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.1
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 22453 (freebsd_pkg_339fbbc14d2311dbb48d00508d6a62df.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 16975

CVE ID: CVE-2006-0047

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