FreeBSD : FreeBSD -- memory leak in sandboxed namei lookup (73964eac-6007-11e6-a6c3-14dae9d210b8)

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

The namei facility will leak a small amount of kernel memory every
time a sandboxed process looks up a nonexistent path name. Impact : A
remote attacker that can cause a sandboxed process (for instance, a
web server) to look up a large number of nonexistent path names can
cause memory exhaustion.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?804f48df

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 92910 ()

Bugtraq ID: 70692

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3711

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