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FreeBSD Security Advisory (FreeBSD-SA-05:02.sendfile.asc)

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

FreeBSD Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

10.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

14 years ago

Modified

Modified

5 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to the system as announced in the referenced advisory FreeBSD-SA-05:02.sendfile.asc

Insight

Insight

The sendfile(2) system call allows a server application (such as an HTTP or FTP server) to transmit the contents of a file over a network connection without first copying it to application memory. High performance servers such as Apache and ftpd use sendfile. If the file being transmitted is truncated after the transfer has started but before it completes, sendfile(2) will transfer the contents of more or less random portions of kernel memory in lieu of the missing part of the file.

Solution

Solution

Upgrade your system to the appropriate stable release or security branch dated after the correction date https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=FreeBSD-SA-05:02.sendfile.asc

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