FreeBSD : groovy -- remote execution of untrusted code/DoS vulnerability (4af92a40-db33-11e6-ae1b-002590263bf5)

High Nessus Plugin ID 96511


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


The Apache Groovy project reports :

When an application with Groovy on classpath uses standard Java serialization mechanisms, e.g. to communicate between servers or to store local data, it is possible for an attacker to bake a special serialized object that will execute code directly when deserialized.
All applications which rely on serialization and do not isolate the code which deserializes objects are subject to this vulnerability.
This is similar to CVE-2015-3253 but this exploit involves extra wrapping of objects and catching of exceptions which are now safe guarded against.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 96511

File Name: freebsd_pkg_4af92a40db3311e6ae1b002590263bf5.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/01/16

Modified: 2018/02/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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


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:groovy, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/01/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/09/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6814