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

high Nessus Plugin ID 96086


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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.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 96086

File Name: freebsd_pkg_42880202c81c11e6a9a5b499baebfeaf.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Published: 12/22/2016

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

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

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: 12/22/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/21/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9586