FreeBSD : freeciv -- Packet Parsing Denial of Service Vulnerability (339fbbc1-4d23-11db-b48d-00508d6a62df)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 22453
SynopsisThe remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.
DescriptionSecunia 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'.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.