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FreeBSD Security Advisory (FreeBSD-SA-09:10.ipv6.asc)

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:N/A:P

Created

Created

13 years ago

Modified

Modified

4 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to the system as announced in the referenced advisory FreeBSD-SA-09:10.ipv6.asc

Insight

Insight

IPv6 is a new Internet Protocol, designed to replace (and avoid many of the problems with) the current Internet Protocol (version 4). Many properties of the FreeBSD IPv6 network stack can be configured via the ioctl(2) interface. The SIOCSIFINFO_IN6 ioctl is missing a necessary permissions check.

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-09:10.ipv6.asc