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-200411-04
(Speedtouch USB driver: Privilege escalation vulnerability)
The Speedtouch USB driver contains multiple format string vulnerabilities
in modem_run, pppoa2 and pppoa3. This flaw is due to an improperly made
syslog() system call.
A malicious local user could exploit this vulnerability by causing a buffer
overflow, and potentially allowing the execution of arbitrary code with
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Speedtouch USB driver users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-dialup/speedtouch-1.3.1'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 15607 (gentoo_GLSA-200411-04.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2004-0834