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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 : http://www.vuxml.org/freebsd/2c6acefd-8194-11d8-9645-0020ed76ef5a.html
Threat Level: High
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