FreeBSD : p5-HTML-Parser -- denial of service (68bda678-caab-11de-a97e-be89dfd1042e)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

CVE reports :

The decode_entities function in util.c in HTML-Parser before 3.63
allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service
(infinite loop) via an incomplete SGML numeric character reference,
which triggers generation of an invalid UTF-8 character.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?611d465b

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 42414 (freebsd_pkg_68bda678caab11dea97ebe89dfd1042e.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 36807

CVE ID: CVE-2009-3627

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