FreeBSD : expat -- multiple vulnerabilities (c9c252f5-2def-11e6-ae88-002590263bf5)

High Nessus Plugin ID 91526

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VPR Score: 4.4


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


Sebastian Pipping reports :

CVE-2012-6702 -- Resolve troublesome internal call to srand that was introduced with Expat 2.1.0 when addressing CVE-2012-0876 (issue #496)

CVE-2016-5300 -- Use more entropy for hash initialization than the original fix to CVE-2012-0876.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91526

File Name: freebsd_pkg_c9c252f52def11e6ae88002590263bf5.nasl

Version: 2.7

Type: local

Published: 2016/06/09

Updated: 2018/11/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 4.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/06/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/03/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-6702, CVE-2016-5300