FreeBSD : weechat -- Crash or freeze when decoding IRC colors in strings (e02c572f-2af0-11e2-bb44-003067b2972c)

High Nessus Plugin ID 62887


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


Sebastien Helleu reports :

A buffer overflow is causing a crash or freeze of WeeChat when decoding IRC colors in strings.

Workaround for a non-patched version : /set off


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 62887

File Name: freebsd_pkg_e02c572f2af011e2bb44003067b2972c.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/11/12

Modified: 2014/09/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:weechat, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:weechat-devel, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/11/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/11/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5854