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The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.
Problem Description Multiple programming errors have been found in
gzip which can be triggered when gzip is decompressing files. These
errors include insufficient bounds checks in buffer use, a NULL
pointer dereference, and a potential infinite loop. Impact The
insufficient bounds checks in buffer use can cause gzip to crash, and
may permit the execution of arbitrary code. The NULL pointer deference
can cause gzip to crash. The infinite loop can cause a
Denial-of-Service situation where gzip uses all available CPU time.
Workaround No workaround is available.
See also :
Update the affected package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.1
Public Exploit Available : false
Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 25437 (freebsd_pkg_11a840928f9f11dbab33000e0c2e438a.nasl)
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