FreeBSD : pound remotely exploitable vulnerability (fb521119-9bc4-11d8-9366-0020ed76ef5a)

High Nessus Plugin ID 37892


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


An unknown remotely exploitable vulnerability was disclosed. Robert Segall writes :

a security vulnerability was brought to my attention (many thanks to Akira Higuchi). Everyone running any previous version should upgrade to 1.6 immediately - the vulnerability may allow a remote exploit. No exploits are currently known and none have been observed in the wild till now. The danger is minimised if you run Pound in a root jail and/or you run Pound as non-root user.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 37892

File Name: freebsd_pkg_fb5211199bc411d893660020ed76ef5a.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/05/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2003/12/01