This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2014 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-200406-14
(aspell: Buffer overflow in word-list-compress)
aspell includes a utility for handling wordlists called
word-list-compress. This utility fails to do proper bounds checking
when processing words longer than 256 bytes.
If an attacker could entice a user to handle a wordlist containing very
long word lengths it could result in the execution of arbitrary code
with the permissions of the user running the program.
There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to
upgrade to the latest available version.
See also :
All users should upgrade to the latest available version of aspell.
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=app-text/aspell-0.50.5-r4'
# emerge '>=app-text/aspell-0.50.5-r4'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 14525 (gentoo_GLSA-200406-14.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2004-0548