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FreeBSD : SA-04:15.syscons

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the FreeBSD

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is running a version of FreeBSD which contains a flaw in the
syscons console driver.

There are boundary errors in the CONS_SCRSHOT ioctls which may permit a local
attacker to read portions of the kernel memory, which may contains sensitive

Solution :
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 11321

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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