FreeBSD : ettercap -- buffer overflow in target list parsing (1b9b199f-5efd-11e2-a1ee-c48508086173)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 63588


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


Host target list parsing routine in ettercap 0.7.4-series prior to and 0.7.5-series is prone to the stack-based buffer overflow that may lead to the code execution with the privileges of the ettercap process.

In order to trigger this vulnerability, user or service that use ettercap should be tricked to pass the crafted list of targets via the '-j' option.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 63588

File Name: freebsd_pkg_1b9b199f5efd11e2a1eec48508086173.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/01/17

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ettercap, 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: 2013/01/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/01/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0722

EDB-ID: 23945

Secunia: 51731