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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200410-08
(ncompress: Buffer overflow)
compress and uncompress do not properly check bounds on command line
options, including the filename. Large parameters would trigger a
By supplying a carefully crafted filename or other option, an attacker
could execute arbitrary code on the system. A local attacker could only
execute code with his own rights, but since compress and uncompress are
called by various daemon programs, this might also allow a remote
attacker to execute code with the rights of the daemon making use of
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All ncompress users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=app-arch/ncompress-4.2.4-r1'
# emerge '>=app-arch/ncompress-4.2.4-r1'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 15446 (gentoo_GLSA-200410-08.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2001-1413