FreeBSD : chicken -- Potential buffer overrun in string-translate* (0da404ad-1891-11e5-a1cf-002590263bf5)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

chicken developer Peter Bex reports :

Using gcc's Address Sanitizer, it was discovered that the
string-translate* procedure from the data-structures unit can scan
beyond the input string's length up to the length of the source
strings in the map that's passed to string-translate*. This issue was
fixed in master 8a46020, and it will make its way into CHICKEN 4.10.

This bug is present in all released versions of CHICKEN.

See also :

https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=200980
http://www.nessus.org/u?f6668ecf
http://www.nessus.org/u?5789b57e
http://www.nessus.org/u?e4f404f0
http://www.nessus.org/u?e6c9d7e8

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: 84321 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-4556

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