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-200406-18
(gzip: Insecure creation of temporary files)
The script gzexe included with gzip contains a bug in the code that
handles tempfile creation. If the creation of a temp file fails when
using gzexe fails instead of bailing out it executes the command given
This could lead to priviege escalation by running commands under the
rights of the user running the self extracting file.
There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to
upgrade to the latest available version.
See also :
All gzip users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=app-arch/gzip-1.3.3-r4'
# emerge '>=app-arch/gzip-1.3.3-r4'
Additionally, once the upgrade is complete, all self extracting files
created with earlier versions gzexe should be recreated, since the
vulnerability is actually embedded in those executables.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 14529 (gentoo_GLSA-200406-18.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2004-0603