FreeBSD : leafnode denial-of-service triggered by article request (f7a3b18c-624c-4703-9756-b6b27429e5b0)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 19177


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


The leafnode NNTP server may go into an unterminated loop with 100% CPU use when an article is requested by Message-ID that has been crossposted to several news groups when one of the group names is the prefix of another group name that the article was cross-posted to.
Found by Jan Knutar.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 19177

File Name: freebsd_pkg_f7a3b18c624c47039756b6b27429e5b0.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

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: 2002/11/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-1661

BID: 6490