FreeBSD : axel -- remote buffer overflow (0163b498-af54-11d9-acd0-000854d03344)
High Nessus Plugin ID 18815
SynopsisThe remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.
DescriptionA 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected package.