FreeBSD : FreeBSD -- link_ntoa(3) buffer overflow (0282269d-bbee-11e6-b1cf-14dae9d210b8)
High Nessus Plugin ID 95585
SynopsisThe remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.
DescriptionA specially crafted argument can trigger a static buffer overflow in the library, with possibility to rewrite following static buffers that belong to other library functions. Impact : Due to very limited use of the function in the existing applications, and limited length of the overflow, exploitation of the vulnerability does not seem feasible.
None of the utilities and daemons in the base system are known to be vulnerable. However, careful review of third party software that may use the function was not performed.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.