FreeBSD : p7zip -- NULL pointer dereference (48e83187-b6e9-11e6-b6cf-5453ed2e2b49)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 95419


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


MITRE reports :

A NULL pointer dereference bug affects the 16.02 and many old versions of p7zip. A lack of NULL pointer check for the variable folders.PackPositions in function CInArchive::ReadAndDecodePackedStreams, as used in the library and in 7z applications, will cause a crash and a denial of service when decoding malformed 7z files.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 95419

File Name: freebsd_pkg_48e83187b6e911e6b6cf5453ed2e2b49.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/12/01

Modified: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:p7zip, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/07/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9296