FreeBSD : leafnode -- fetchnews denial-of-service triggered by transmission abort/timeout (66dbb2ee-99b8-45b2-bb3e-640caea67a60)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 18966


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


When an upstream server aborts the transmission or stops sending data after the fetchnews program has requested an article header or body, fetchnews may crash, without querying further servers that are configured. This can prevent articles from being fetched.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 18966

File Name: freebsd_pkg_66dbb2ee99b845b2bb3e640caea67a60.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2014/09/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 2005/05/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/05/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1453

BID: 13489, 13492

Secunia: 15252