FreeBSD : FreeBSD -- errors handling corrupt compress file in compress(1) and gzip(1) (fee94342-4638-11e1-9f47-00e0815b8da8)

high Nessus Plugin ID 57743


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


The code used to decompress a file created by compress(1) does not do sufficient boundary checks on compressed code words, allowing reference beyond the decompression table, which may result in a stack overflow or an infinite loop when the decompressor encounters a corrupted file.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 57743

File Name: freebsd_pkg_fee94342463811e19f4700e0815b8da8.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Published: 1/31/2012

Updated: 1/6/2021

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/29/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/28/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2895

BID: 49124

FreeBSD: SA-11:04.compress