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Buffer Overflow vulnerability in FreeBSD

Threat Advisories

Buffer Overflow vulnerability in FreeBSD

Threat Level
Vulnerability Report

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Summary

A vulnerability in FreeBSD ping has been discovered that could allow remote code execution. A remote host can trigger the memory safety bug, causing the ping program to crash. Ping runs inside a capability mode sandbox on all affected versions of FreeBSD, so at the point where this bug can occur, it is very restricted in its ability to interact with the rest of the system.

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