FreeBSD : libwww -- multiple vulnerabilities (18449f92-ab39-11e6-8011-005056925db4)

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VPR Score: 3.6

Synopsis

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

Description

Mitre reports :

The HTBoundary_put_block function in HTBound.c for W3C libwww (w3c-libwww) allows remote servers to cause a denial of service (segmentation fault) via a crafted multipart/byteranges MIME message that triggers an out-of-bounds read.

The big2_toUtf8 function in lib/xmltok.c in libexpat in Expat 2.0.1, as used in the XML-Twig module for Perl, allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via an XML document with malformed UTF-8 sequences that trigger a buffer over-read, related to the doProlog function in lib/xmlparse.c, a different vulnerability than CVE-2009-2625 and CVE-2009-3720.

The updatePosition function in lib/xmltok_impl.c in libexpat in Expat 2.0.1, as used in Python, PyXML, w3c-libwww, and other software, allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via an XML document with crafted UTF-8 sequences that trigger a buffer over-read, a different vulnerability than CVE-2009-2625.

Solution

Update the affected package.

See Also

https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=214546

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=170518

http://www.nessus.org/u?94183260

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 95408

File Name: freebsd_pkg_18449f92ab3911e68011005056925db4.nasl

Version: 2.4

Type: local

Published: 11/30/2016

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/29/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/12/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3183, CVE-2009-3560, CVE-2009-3720

BID: 15035

CWE: 20, 119