FreeBSD : p5-HTML-Parser -- denial of service (68bda678-caab-11de-a97e-be89dfd1042e)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 42414


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


CVE reports :

The decode_entities function in util.c in HTML-Parser before 3.63 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via an incomplete SGML numeric character reference, which triggers generation of an invalid UTF-8 character.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 42414

File Name: freebsd_pkg_68bda678caab11dea97ebe89dfd1042e.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/11/09

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/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:p5-HTML-Parser, 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: 2009/11/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/10/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3627

BID: 36807

Secunia: 37155

CWE: 20