FreeBSD : node.js -- ares_create_query single byte out of buffer write (28bb6ee5-9b5c-11e6-b799-19bef72f4b7c)

This script is Copyright (C) 2016-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Node.js has released new versions containing the following security
fix :

The following releases all contain fixes for CVE-2016-5180
'ares_create_query single byte out of buffer write': Node.js v0.10.48
(Maintenance), Node.js v0.12.17 (Maintenance), Node.js v4.6.1 (LTS
'Argon')

While this is not a critical update, all users of these release lines
should upgrade at their earliest convenience.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?ea1d488b
https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=213800
http://www.nessus.org/u?81f3ef7b

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 94416 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-5180

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