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-200408-16
(glibc: Information leak with LD_DEBUG)
Silvio Cesare discovered a potential information leak in glibc. It
allows LD_DEBUG on SUID binaries where it should not be allowed. This
has various security implications, which may be used to gain
An attacker can gain the list of symbols a SUID application uses and
their locations and can then use a trojaned library taking precendence
over those symbols to gain information or perform further exploitation.
There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to
upgrade to the latest available version of glibc.
See also :
All glibc users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv your_version
# emerge your_version
Risk factor :
Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 14572 (gentoo_GLSA-200408-16.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2004-1453