FreeBSD : collectd5 -- Denial of service by sending a signed network packet to a server which is not set up to check signatures (08a2df48-6c6a-11e7-9b01-2047478f2f70)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 101826


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


marcinguy reports :

After sending this payload, collectd seems to be entering endless while() loop in packet_parse consuming high CPU resources, possibly crash/gets killed after a while.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 101826

File Name: freebsd_pkg_08a2df486c6a11e79b012047478f2f70.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/07/20

Modified: 2018/01/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:collectd5, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2017/07/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/02/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7401