FreeBSD : libtasn1 -- denial of service parsing malicious DER certificates (1b0d2938-0766-11e6-94fa-002590263bf5)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 90605


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


GNU Libtasn1 NEWS reports :

Fixes to avoid an infinite recursion when decoding without the ASN1_DECODE_FLAG_STRICT_DER flag. Reported by Pascal Cuoq.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 90605

File Name: freebsd_pkg_1b0d2938076611e694fa002590263bf5.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/04/21

Modified: 2016/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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


Base Score: 5.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:libtasn1, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/04/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/04/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4008