FreeBSD : FreeBSD -- Possible login(1) argument injection in telnetd(8) (e00304d2-bbed-11e6-b1cf-14dae9d210b8)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

An unexpected sequence of memory allocation failures combined with
insufficient error checking could result in the construction and
execution of an argument sequence that was not intended. Impact : An
attacker who controls the sequence of memory allocation failures and
success may cause login(1) to run without authentication and may be
able to cause misbehavior of login(1) replacements.

No practical way of controlling these memory allocation failures is
known at this time.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95587 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-1888

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