New! Vulnerability Priority Rating (VPR)
Tenable calculates a dynamic VPR for every vulnerability. VPR combines vulnerability information with threat intelligence and machine learning algorithms to predict which vulnerabilities are most likely to be exploited in attacks. Read more about what VPR is and how it's different from CVSS.
VPR Score: 5.9
SynopsisThe remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.
DescriptionoCERT reports :
The LibYAML project is an open source YAML 1.1 parser and emitter written in C.
The library is affected by a heap-based buffer overflow which can lead to arbitrary code execution. The vulnerability is caused by lack of proper expansion for the string passed to the yaml_parser_scan_uri_escapes() function.
A specially crafted YAML file, with a long sequence of percent-encoded characters in a URL, can be used to trigger the overflow.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.