FreeBSD : FreeBSD -- Incorrect crypt() hashing (185ff22e-c066-11e1-b5e0-000c299b62e1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 59746


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


Problem description :

There is a programming error in the DES implementation used in crypt() when handling input which contains characters that cannot be represented with 7-bit ASCII.

When the input contains characters with only the most significant bit set (0x80), that character and all characters after it will be ignored.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 59746

File Name: freebsd_pkg_185ff22ec06611e1b5e0000c299b62e1.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Published: 6/28/2012

Updated: 1/6/2021

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.0


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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: 6/27/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/30/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2143

FreeBSD: SA-12:02.crypt