FreeBSD : socat -- format string vulnerability (f3017ce1-32a4-11d9-a9e7-0001020eed82)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Socat Security Advisory 1 states :

socat up to version contains a syslog() based format string
vulnerability. This issue was originally reported by CoKi on 19
Further investigation showed that this vulnerability could under some
circumstances lead to local or remote execution of arbitrary code with
the privileges of the socat process.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :


Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37101 (freebsd_pkg_f3017ce132a411d9a9e70001020eed82.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:


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