FreeBSD : iperf3 -- buffer overflow (d6bbf2d8-2cfc-11e6-800b-080027468580)

High Nessus Plugin ID 91527


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


ESnet reports :

A malicious process can connect to an iperf3 server and, by sending a malformed message on the control channel, corrupt the server process's heap area. This can lead to a crash (and a denial of service), or theoretically a remote code execution as the user running the iperf3 server. A malicious iperf3 server could potentially mount a similar attack on an iperf3 client.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91527

File Name: freebsd_pkg_d6bbf2d82cfc11e6800b080027468580.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/06/09

Modified: 2016/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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


Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:iperf3, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/06/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/06/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4303