FreeBSD : FreeBSD -- iconv(3) NULL pointer dereference and out-of-bounds array access (6f91a709-6007-11e6-a6c3-14dae9d210b8)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A NULL pointer dereference in the initialization code of the HZ module
and an out of bounds array access in the initialization code of the
VIQR module make iconv_open(3) calls involving HZ or VIQR result in an
application crash. Impact : Services where an attacker can control the
arguments of an iconv_open(3) call can be caused to crash resulting in
a denial-of-service. For example, an email encoded in HZ may cause an
email delivery service to crash if it converts emails to a more
generic encoding like UTF-8 before applying filtering rules.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 92904 ()

Bugtraq ID: 68178

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3951

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