FreeBSD : nagios-plugins -- Long Location Header Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (7453c85d-7830-11dc-b4c8-0016179b2dd5)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27044


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


A Secunia Advisory reports :

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error within the redir() function in check_http.c when processing HTTP Location : header information. This can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow by returning an overly long string in the 'Location:' header to a vulnerable system.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 27044

File Name: freebsd_pkg_7453c85d783011dcb4c80016179b2dd5.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/10/15

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:nagios-plugins, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/10/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/09/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5198

Secunia: 27124

CWE: 119