FreeBSD : FreeBSD -- Incorrect argument handling in sendmsg(2) (7c0bac69-600a-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 :

Incorrect argument handling in the socket code allows malicious local
user to overwrite large portion of the kernel memory. Impact :
Malicious local user may crash kernel or execute arbitrary code in the
kernel, potentially gaining superuser privileges.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?370d6c49

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: 92924 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-1887

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