FreeBSD : PHP -- multiple vulnerabilities (1b61ecef-cdb9-11e6-a9a5-b499baebfeaf)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 96292



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


Check Point reports :

... discovered 3 fresh and previously unknown vulnerabilities (CVE-2016-7479, CVE-2016-7480, CVE-2016-7478) in the PHP 7 unserialize mechanism.

The first two vulnerabilities allow attackers to take full control over servers, allowing them to do anything they want with the website, from spreading malware to defacing it or stealing customer data.

The last vulnerability generates a Denial of Service attack which basically hangs the website, exhausts its memory consumption, and shuts it down.

The PHP security team issued fixes for two of the vulnerabilities on the 13th of October and 1st of December.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 96292

File Name: freebsd_pkg_1b61ecefcdb911e6a9a5b499baebfeaf.nasl

Version: 3.7

Type: local

Published: 1/5/2017

Updated: 1/4/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:php70, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 12/29/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/27/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7478, CVE-2016-7479, CVE-2016-7480