FreeBSD : silc -- pkcs_decode buffer overflow (ff304c35-fb5b-11dc-91c1-00e0815b8da8)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 31693


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


Core Security Technologies reports :

A remote buffer overflow vulnerability found in a library used by both the SILC server and client to process packets containing cryptographic material may allow an un-authenticated client to executearbitrary code on the server with the privileges of the user account running the server, or a malicious SILC server to compromise client systems and execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user account running the SILC client program.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 31693

File Name: freebsd_pkg_ff304c35fb5b11dc91c100e0815b8da8.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/03/28

Modified: 2016/05/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:silc-client, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:silc-irssi-client, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:silc-server, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/03/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/03/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1552

BID: 28373

CWE: 189