FreeBSD : SA-05:02.sendfile

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 17984


The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


The remote host is running a version of FreeBSD which contains a flaw in the sendfile() API.

There is an error in the sendfile() API which may allow a local user to disclose parts of the contents of the kernel memory.


Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 17984

File Name: freebsd_sendfile_dos.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Published: 2005/04/06

Modified: 2010/10/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0708

BID: 12993