FreeBSD : Buffer overflows in libmcrypt (c4b7badf-24ca-11d8-82e5-0020ed76ef5a)

High Nessus Plugin ID 36941


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


libmcrypt does incomplete input validation, leading to several buffer overflows. Additionally, a memory leak is present. Both of these problems may be exploited in a denial-of-service attack.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 36941

File Name: freebsd_pkg_c4b7badf24ca11d882e50020ed76ef5a.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:libmcrypt, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2003/10/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2003/10/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0031, CVE-2003-0032