FreeBSD : chicken -- multiple vulnerabilities (c6932dd4-eaff-11e6-9ac1-a4badb2f4699)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Peter Bex reports :

A buffer overflow error was found in the POSIX unit's procedures
process-execute and process-spawn.

Additionally, a memory leak existed in this code, which would be
triggered when an error is raised during argument and environment

Irregex versions before 0.9.6 contain a resource exhaustion
vulnerability: when compiling deeply nested regexes containing the '+'
operator due to exponential expansion behaviour.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 96995 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-6830

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