FreeBSD : freeciv -- Packet Parsing Denial of Service Vulnerability (339fbbc1-4d23-11db-b48d-00508d6a62df)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 22453


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


Secunia reports :

Luigi Auriemma has reported a vulnerability in Freeciv, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerability is caused due to an error within the handling of the packet length in 'common/packets.c'. This can be exploited to crash the Freeciv server via a specially- crafted packet with the size set to '0xffff'.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 22453

File Name: freebsd_pkg_339fbbc14d2311dbb48d00508d6a62df.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/09/27

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:freeciv, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:freeciv-gtk, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:freeciv-gtk2, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:freeciv-nox11, 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: 2006/09/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/03/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0047

BID: 16975

Secunia: 19120

CWE: 20