FreeBSD : w3m -- format string vulnerability (9347d82d-9a66-11db-b271-000e35248ad7)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

An anonymous person reports :

w3m-0.5.1 crashes when using the -dump or -backend options to open a
HTTPS URL with a SSL certificate where the CN contains '%n%n%n%n%n%n'.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?a05b32ff
http://www.nessus.org/u?70c4e40c

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 23989 (freebsd_pkg_9347d82d9a6611dbb271000e35248ad7.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 21735

CVE ID: CVE-2006-6772

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