FreeBSD : file -- Heap buffer overflow possible (381deebb-f5c9-11e9-9c4f-74d435e60b7c)

high Nessus Plugin ID 130494

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Synopsis

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

Description

mitre reports

cdf_read_property_info in cdf.c in file through 5.37 does not restrict the number of CDF_VECTOR elements, which allows a heap-based buffer overflow (4-byte out-of-bounds write).

Solution

Update the affected package.

See Also

https://bugs.chromium.org/p/oss-fuzz/issues/detail?id=16780

http://www.nessus.org/u?6f9dcde7

http://www.nessus.org/u?8288493e

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 130494

File Name: freebsd_pkg_381deebbf5c911e99c4f74d435e60b7c.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Published: 11/4/2019

Updated: 11/4/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 11/2/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/26/2019