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Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks --> Category: infos

FreeBSD : SA-04:06.ipv6 : setsockopt() Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the FreeBSD kernel

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is running a version of FreeBSD 5.2 older than FreeBSD 5.2.1-p4

There is a programming error in the version of this kernel which may allow
a local attacker to read portions of the kernel memory or to cause a system
panic by misusing the setsockopt() system call on IPv6 sockets.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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