FreeBSD : leafnode fetchnews denial-of-service triggered by truncated transmission (a051a4ec-3aa1-4dd1-9bdc-a61eb5700153)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37223


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


When a downloaded news article ends prematurely, i. e. when the server sends [CR]LF.[CR]LF before sending a blank line, fetchnews may wait indefinitely for data that never arrives. Workaround: configure 'minlines=1' (or use a bigger value) in the configuration file. Found by Toni Viemero.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 37223

File Name: freebsd_pkg_a051a4ec3aa14dd19bdca61eb5700153.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2016/05/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/05/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/01/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-2068