FreeBSD : axel -- remote buffer overflow (0163b498-af54-11d9-acd0-000854d03344)

High Nessus Plugin ID 18815


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


A Debian Security Advisory reports :

Ulf Harnhammar from the Debian Security Audit Project discovered a buffer overflow in axel, a light download accelerator. When reading remote input the program did not check if a part of the input can overflow a buffer and maybe trigger the execution of arbitrary code.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18815

File Name: freebsd_pkg_0163b498af5411d9acd0000854d03344.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2016/05/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/04/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/04/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0390

BID: 13059

DSA: 706