FreeBSD : socat -- buffer overflow with data from command line (a4c9e12d-88b7-11e3-8ada-10bf48e1088e)

This script is Copyright (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Florian Weimer of the Red Hat Product Security Team reports :

Due to a missing check during assembly of the HTTP request line a long
target server name in the PROXY-CONNECT address can cause a stack
buffer overrun. Exploitation requires that the attacker is able to
provide the target server name to the PROXY-CONNECT address in the
command line. This can happen for example in scripts that receive data
from untrusted sources.

See also :

http://www.dest-unreach.org/socat/contrib/socat-secadv5.txt
http://www.nessus.org/u?a79de0cc

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72206 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0019

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