FreeBSD : GNU gatekeeper -- denial of service (342176a8-f464-11e1-8bd8-0022156e8794)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61762


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


Jan Willamowius reports :

GNU Gatekeeper before 3.1 does not limit the number of connections to the status port, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (connection and thread consumption) via a large number of connections.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61762

File Name: freebsd_pkg_342176a8f46411e18bd80022156e8794.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/04

Modified: 2013/06/21

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:gatekeeper, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/09/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/08/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3534