FreeBSD : FreeBSD -- Improper ELF header parsing (a67c122a-b693-11e8-ac58-a4badb2f4699)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 117465


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


Insufficient validation was performed in the ELF header parser, and malformed or otherwise invalid ELF binaries were not rejected as they should be. Impact : Execution of a malicious ELF binary may result in a kernel crash or may disclose kernel memory.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 117465

File Name: freebsd_pkg_a67c122ab69311e8ac58a4badb2f4699.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Published: 2018/09/13

Updated: 2018/12/07

Dependencies: 12634

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.6

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.1

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/09/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/09/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-6924

FreeBSD: SA-18:12.elf