FreeBSD : a2ps -- format string vulnerability (e359051d-90bd-11e5-bd18-002590263bf5)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 86999


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


Jong-Gwon Kim reports :

When user runs a2ps with malicious crafted pro(a2ps prologue) file, an attacker can execute arbitrary code.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 86999

File Name: freebsd_pkg_e359051d90bd11e5bd18002590263bf5.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/11/23

Modified: 2018/01/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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


Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:a2ps, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/11/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/11/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8107