FreeBSD : cURL -- buffer overflow (42880202-c81c-11e6-a9a5-b499baebfeaf)

High Nessus Plugin ID 96086


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


The cURL project reports : printf floating point buffer overflow libcurl's implementation of the printf() functions triggers a buffer overflow when doing a large floating point output. The bug occurs when the conversion outputs more than 255 bytes.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 96086

File Name: freebsd_pkg_42880202c81c11e6a9a5b499baebfeaf.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/12/22

Modified: 2017/07/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/12/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9586