FreeBSD : node.js -- ares_create_query single byte out of buffer write (28bb6ee5-9b5c-11e6-b799-19bef72f4b7c)

High Nessus Plugin ID 94416


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


Node.js has released new versions containing the following security fix :

The following releases all contain fixes for CVE-2016-5180 'ares_create_query single byte out of buffer write': Node.js v0.10.48 (Maintenance), Node.js v0.12.17 (Maintenance), Node.js v4.6.1 (LTS 'Argon')

While this is not a critical update, all users of these release lines should upgrade at their earliest convenience.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 94416

File Name: freebsd_pkg_28bb6ee59b5c11e6b79919bef72f4b7c.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/10/31

Modified: 2017/07/05

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:node010, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:node012, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:node4, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/10/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/10/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5180