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FreeBSD Ping Vulnerability CVE-2022-23093

Updated on 2022-12-29

CVE-2022-23093

Arch Cloud Labs have published a breakdown of CVE-2022-23093, a vulnerability in the FreeBSD ping utility.

Overview: FreeBSD vulnerability

The FreeBSD project has issued a rare security advisory, this time for a vulnerability in the ping utility (CVE-2022-23093). Probably not that bad, though.

“The memory safety bugs described above can be triggered by a remote host, causing the ping program to crash. It may be possible for a malicious host to trigger remote code execution in ping. The ping process runs in a capability mode sandbox on all affected versions of FreeBSD and is thus very constrainted in how it can interact with the rest of the system at the point where the bug can occur.”

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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