FreeBSD : GNU gatekeeper -- denial of service (342176a8-f464-11e1-8bd8-0022156e8794)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Jan Willamowius reports :

GNU Gatekeeper before 3.1 does not limit the number of connections to
the status port, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of
service (connection and thread consumption) via a large number of
connections.

See also :

http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2012-3534
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/08/25/4
http://www.gnugk.org/gnugk-3.1.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?19176446

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61762 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3534

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