FreeBSD : p7zip -- NULL pointer dereference (48e83187-b6e9-11e6-b6cf-5453ed2e2b49)

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

Synopsis :

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

Description :

MITRE reports :

A NULL pointer dereference bug affects the 16.02 and many old versions
of p7zip. A lack of NULL pointer check for the variable
folders.PackPositions in function
CInArchive::ReadAndDecodePackedStreams, as used in the library
and in 7z applications, will cause a crash and a denial of service
when decoding malformed 7z files.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95419 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-9296

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