FreeBSD : cURL -- buffer overflow (42880202-c81c-11e6-a9a5-b499baebfeaf)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The cURL project reports : printf floating point buffer overflow
libcurl's implementation of the printf() functions triggers a buffer
overflow when doing a large floating point output. The bug occurs when
the conversion outputs more than 255 bytes.

See also :

https://curl.haxx.se/docs/vuln-7.51.0.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?baa17527

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

High

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 96086 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-9586

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