FreeBSD : exim -- two buffer overflow vulnerabilities (ca9ce879-5ebb-11d9-a01c-0050569f0001)

High Nessus Plugin ID 19118


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


1. The function host_aton() can overflow a buffer if it is presented with an illegal IPv6 address that has more than 8 components.

2. The second report described a buffer overflow in the function spa_base64_to_bits(), which is part of the code for SPA authentication.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19118

File Name: freebsd_pkg_ca9ce8795ebb11d9a01c0050569f0001.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2016/12/08

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:exim, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:exim-ldap, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:exim-ldap2, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:exim-mysql, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:exim-postgresql, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:exim-sa-exim, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/01/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/01/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0021, CVE-2005-0022

BID: 12185, 12188, 12268