FreeBSD : bro -- array bounds and potential DOS issues (d0be41fe-2a20-4633-b057-4e8b25c41780)

High Nessus Plugin ID 112187


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


Corelight reports :

Bro 2.5.5 primarily addresses security issues :

- Fix array bounds checking in BinPAC: for arrays that are fields within a record, the bounds check was based on a pointer to the start of the record rather than the start of the array field, potentially resulting in a buffer over-read.

- Fix SMTP command string comparisons: the number of bytes compared was based on the user-supplied string length and can lead to incorrect matches. e.g. giving a command of 'X' incorrectly matched 'X-ANONYMOUSTLS' (and an empty commands match anything).

Address potential vectors for Denial of Service :

- 'Weird' events are now generally suppressed/sampled by default according to some tunable parameters.

- Improved handling of empty lines in several text protocol analyzers that can cause performance issues when seen in long sequences.

- Add `smtp_excessive_pending_cmds' weird which serves as a notification for when the 'pending command' queue has reached an upper limit and been cleared to prevent one from attempting to slowly exhaust memory.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 112187

File Name: freebsd_pkg_d0be41fe2a204633b0574e8b25c41780.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 2018/08/30

Modified: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/08/29

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/08/28