FreeBSD : Konversation -- out-of-bounds read on a heap-allocated array (0167f5ad-64ea-11e4-98c1-00269ee29e57)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 78878


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


Konversation developers report :

Konversation's Blowfish ECB encryption support assumes incoming blocks to be the expected 12 bytes. The lack of a sanity-check for the actual size can cause a denial of service and an information leak to the local user.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78878

File Name: freebsd_pkg_0167f5ad64ea11e498c100269ee29e57.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/11/06

Modified: 2014/11/07

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:konversation, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/11/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/11/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8483