FreeBSD : ez-ipupdate -- format string vulnerability (e69ba632-326f-11d9-b5b7-000854d03344)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 36790
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The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


Data supplied by a remote server is used as the format string instead of as parameters in a syslog() call. This may lead to crashes or potential running of arbitrary code. It is only a problem when running in daemon mode (very common) and when using some service types.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 36790

File Name: freebsd_pkg_e69ba632326f11d9b5b7000854d03344.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Published: 4/23/2009

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ez-ipupdate, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 11/11/2004

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/11/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0980