FreeBSD : libevent -- integer overflow in evbuffers (daa8a49b-99b9-11e4-8f66-3085a9a4510d)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

Debian Security Team reports :

Andrew Bartlett of Catalyst reported a defect affecting certain
applications using the Libevent evbuffer API. This defect leaves
applications which pass insanely large inputs to evbuffers open to a
possible heap overflow or infinite loop. In order to exploit this
flaw, an attacker needs to be able to find a way to provoke the
program into trying to make a buffer chunk larger than what will fit
into a single size_t or off_t.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 80454 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-6272

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