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-200411-20
(ez-ipupdate: Format string vulnerability)
Ulf Harnhammar from the Debian Security Audit Project discovered a format string vulnerability in ez-ipupdate.
An attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running ez-ipupdate, which could be the root user.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All ez-ipupdate users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-dns/ez-ipupdate-3.0.11_beta8-r1'
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 15695 (gentoo_GLSA-200411-20.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2004-0980