2014-3951 | FreeBSD VIQR Module iconv_open null pointer dereference (FreeBSD-SA-14:15 / SA-14:15)
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A vulnerability classified as problematic has been found in FreeBSD 10.0 (Operating System). This affects the function
iconv_open of the component VIQR Module. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-476. This is going to have an impact on availability.
The weakness was published 06/24/2014 by Manuel Mausz and Tijl Coosemans as FreeBSD-SA-14:15 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared at security.FreeBSD.org. The public release has been coordinated with the project team. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2014-3951 since 06/03/2014. The exploitability is told to be difficult. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available.
The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 92904 (FreeBSD : FreeBSD — iconv(3) NULL pointer dereference and out-of-bounds array access (6f91a709-6007-11e6-a6c3-14dae9d210b8)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family FreeBSD Local Security Checks.
Applying the patch SA-14:15 is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at security.FreeBSD.org. A possible mitigation has been published before and not just after the disclosure of the vulnerability.
VulDB Meta Base Score: 3.7
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 3.2
NVD Base Score: 🔍
Class: Denial of service
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08/21/2016 +523 days 🔍
08/04/2021 +1809 days 🔍Product: https://www.freebsd.org/
CVE: CVE-2014-3951 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 68178 – FreeBSD ‘iconv_open’ Function Remote Multiple Denial of Service Vulnerabilities
X-Force: 94007 – FreeBSD iconv_open denial of service, Medium Risk
SecurityTracker: 1030458 – FreeBSD Memory Errors in iconv(3) Let Remote Users Deny Service
Vulnerability Center: 45123 – FreeBSD 10.0 Remote DoS Vulnerability via a Crafted Email, Medium
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