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 1.4.0.2 contains a syslog() based format string
vulnerability. This issue was originally reported by CoKi on 19
Oct.2004 http://www.nosystem.com.ar/advisories/advisory-07.txt.
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 :

http://www.dest-unreach.org/socat/advisory/socat-adv-1.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?d93258bc
http://www.nessus.org/u?e6ecd96f

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

High

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37101 (freebsd_pkg_f3017ce132a411d9a9e70001020eed82.nasl)

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