FreeBSD : collectd -- Network plugin heap overflow (6da45e38-5b55-11e6-8859-000c292ee6b8)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 92813


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


The collectd Project reports :

Emilien Gaspar has identified a heap overflow in collectd's network plugin which can be triggered remotely and is potentially exploitable.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 92813

File Name: freebsd_pkg_6da45e385b5511e68859000c292ee6b8.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/08/09

Modified: 2016/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

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


Base Score: 9.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:collectd5, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/08/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/07/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6254