FreeBSD : leafnode fetchnews denial-of-service triggered by missing header (7b0208ff-3f65-4e16-8d4d-48fd9851f085)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 18995


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


Fetchnews could hang when a news article to be downloaded lacked one of the mandatory headers. Found by Joshua Crawford.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 18995

File Name: freebsd_pkg_7b0208ff3f654e168d4d48fd9851f085.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

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: 2004/05/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2003/06/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0744

BID: 8541