FreeBSD : elinks -- buffer overflow vulnerability (2544f543-c178-11de-b175-001cc0377035)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

SecurityFocus reports :

ELinks is prone to an off-by-one buffer-overflow vulnerability because
the application fails to accurately reference the last element of a
buffer.

Attackers may leverage this issue to execute arbitrary code in the
context of the application. Failed attacks will cause
denial-of-service conditions.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?53ca918a
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=380347
http://www.nessus.org/u?0af8102e

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.8
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 42238 (freebsd_pkg_2544f543c17811deb175001cc0377035.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 36574

CVE ID: CVE-2008-7224

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