FreeBSD : FreeBSD -- SCTP SCTP_SS_VALUE kernel memory corruption and disclosure (0a5cf6d8-600a-11e6-a6c3-14dae9d210b8)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 92884


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


Due to insufficient validation of the SCTP stream ID, which serves as an array index, a local unprivileged attacker can read or write 16-bits of kernel memory. Impact : An unprivileged process can read or modify 16-bits of memory which belongs to the kernel. This may lead to exposure of sensitive information or allow privilege escalation.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 92884

File Name: freebsd_pkg_0a5cf6d8600a11e6a6c314dae9d210b8.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/08/12

Modified: 2017/07/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:FreeBSD-kernel, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/08/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/01/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8612

BID: 72342

FreeBSD: SA-15:02.kmem