FreeBSD : privoxy -- multiple vulnerabilities (d9e1b569-c3d8-11e5-b5fe-002590263bf5)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 88153


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


Privoxy Developers reports :

Fixed a DoS issue in case of client requests with incorrect chunk-encoded body. When compiled with assertions enabled (the default) they could previously cause Privoxy to abort(). Reported by Matthew Daley. CVE-2015-1380.

Fixed multiple segmentation faults and memory leaks in the pcrs code.
This fix also increases the chances that an invalid pcrs command is rejected as such. Previously some invalid commands would be loaded without error. Note that Privoxy's pcrs sources (action and filter files) are considered trustworthy input and should not be writable by untrusted third-parties. CVE-2015-1381.

Fixed an 'invalid read' bug which could at least theoretically cause Privoxy to crash. So far, no crashes have been observed.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 88153

File Name: freebsd_pkg_d9e1b569c3d811e5b5fe002590263bf5.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/01/26

Modified: 2016/01/26

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:privoxy, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/01/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/01/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1380, CVE-2015-1381, CVE-2015-1382