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FreeBSD Ports: socat

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

FreeBSD Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

14 years ago

Modified

Modified

6 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to the system as announced in the referenced advisory.

Insight

Insight

The following package is affected: socat The installed version of socat has a format string vulnerability in the _msg function when used as an HTTP proxy client and run with the -ly option. An attacker can execute arbitrary code via format string attack to syslog mesages.

Solution

Solution

Update your system with the appropriate patches or software upgrades. http://www.dest-unreach.org/socat/advisory/socat-adv-1.html http://www.nosystem.com.ar/advisories/advisory-07.txt http://www.vuxml.org/freebsd/f3017ce1-32a4-11d9-a9e7-0001020eed82.html

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)