FreeBSD : FreeBSD -- Linux compatibility layer setgroups(2) system call (798f63e0-600a-11e6-a6c3-14dae9d210b8)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A programming error in the Linux compatibility layer setgroups(2)
system call can lead to an unexpected results, such as overwriting
random kernel memory contents. Impact : It is possible for a local
attacker to overwrite portions of kernel memory, which may result in a
privilege escalation or cause a system panic.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?065272e7

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 92917 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-1881

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