FreeBSD : FreeBSD -- Multiple integer overflows in expat (libbsdxml) XML parser (0da8a68e-600a-11e6-a6c3-14dae9d210b8)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 92894


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


Multiple integer overflows have been discovered in the XML_GetBuffer() function in the expat library. Impact : The integer overflows may be exploited by using specifically crafted XML data and lead to infinite loop, or a heap buffer overflow, which results in a Denial of Service condition, or enables remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 92894

File Name: freebsd_pkg_0da8a68e600a11e6a6c314dae9d210b8.nasl

Version: 2.2

Type: local

Published: 2016/08/12

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/08/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/08/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1283

FreeBSD: SA-15:20.expat