FreeBSD : FreeBSD -- Buffer overflow in stdio (74ded00e-6007-11e6-a6c3-14dae9d210b8)

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

Synopsis :

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

Description :

A programming error in the standard I/O library's __sflush() function
could erroneously adjust the buffered stream's internal state even
when no write actually occurred in the case when write(2) system call
returns an error. Impact : The accounting mismatch would accumulate,
if the caller does not check for stream status and will eventually
lead to a heap buffer overflow.

Such overflows may lead to data corruption or the execution of
arbitrary code at the privilege level of the calling program.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 92914 ()

Bugtraq ID: 71621

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8611

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