FreeBSD : iperf3 -- buffer overflow (d6bbf2d8-2cfc-11e6-800b-080027468580)

This script is Copyright (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

ESnet reports :

A malicious process can connect to an iperf3 server and, by sending a
malformed message on the control channel, corrupt the server process's
heap area. This can lead to a crash (and a denial of service), or
theoretically a remote code execution as the user running the iperf3
server. A malicious iperf3 server could potentially mount a similar
attack on an iperf3 client.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?7b116c0a
http://www.nessus.org/u?de4b1bc1

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 91527 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-4303

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