FreeBSD : expat2 -- denial of service (ff76f0e0-3f11-11e6-b3c8-14dae9d210b8)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 91913


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


Adam Maris reports :

It was found that original patch for issues CVE-2015-1283 and CVE-2015-2716 used overflow checks that could be optimized out by some compilers applying certain optimization settings, which can cause the vulnerability to remain even after applying the patch.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 91913

File Name: freebsd_pkg_ff76f0e03f1111e6b3c814dae9d210b8.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/07/01

Modified: 2016/12/01

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: 8.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/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: 2016/06/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/06/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4472