FreeBSD : bitcoin -- Denial of Service and Possible Mining Inflation (40a844bf-c430-11e8-96dc-000743165db0)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 117845


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


Bitcoin Core reports :

CVE-2018-17144, a fix for which was released on September 18th in Bitcoin Core versions 0.16.3 and 0.17.0rc4, includes both a Denial of Service component and a critical inflation vulnerability. It was originally reported to several developers working on Bitcoin Core, as well as projects supporting other cryptocurrencies, including ABC and Unlimited on September 17th as a Denial of Service bug only, however we quickly determined that the issue was also an inflation vulnerability with the same root cause and fix.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 117845

File Name: freebsd_pkg_40a844bfc43011e896dc000743165db0.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 2018/10/01

Modified: 2018/12/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS v3.0

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:bitcoin, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:bitcoin-daemon, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Patch Publication Date: 2018/09/29

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/09/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-17144