This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200405-08
(Pound format string vulnerability)
A format string flaw in the processing of syslog messages was
discovered and corrected in Pound.
This flaw may allow remote execution of arbitrary code with the rights
of the Pound daemon process. By default, Gentoo uses the 'nobody' user
to run the Pound daemon.
There is no known workaround at this time. All users are advised to
upgrade to the latest available version of Pound.
See also :
All users of Pound should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=www-servers/pound-1.6'
# emerge '>=www-servers/pound-1.6'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 14494 (gentoo_GLSA-200405-08.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2004-2026