FreeBSD : varnish -- Varnish HTTP Request Parsing Denial of Service (bcee3989-d106-4f60-948f-835375634710)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 35696


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


SecurityFocus reports :

Varnish is prone to a remote denial-of-service vulnerability because the application fails to handle certain HTTP requests.

Successfully exploiting this issue allows remote attackers to crash the affected application denying further service to legitimate users.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 35696

File Name: freebsd_pkg_bcee3989d1064f60948f835375634710.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/02/17

Modified: 2015/01/19

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:varnish, 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: 2009/02/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/10/17

Reference Information

BID: 33712

Secunia: 33852