FreeBSD : OpenSSL -- NULL pointer dereference / DoS (1959e847-d4f0-11e3-84b0-0018fe623f2b)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73900


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


OpenBSD and David Ramos reports :

Applications that use SSL_MODE_RELEASE_BUFFERS, such as nginx/apache, are prone to a race condition which may allow a remote attacker to crash the current service.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 73900

File Name: freebsd_pkg_1959e847d4f011e384b00018fe623f2b.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/05/07

Modified: 2016/08/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:openssl, 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: 2014/05/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/05/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0198

BID: 67193

OSVDB: 106531

FreeBSD: SA-14:10.openssl