This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 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-200501-01
(LinPopUp: Buffer overflow in message reply)
Stephen Dranger discovered that LinPopUp contains a buffer
overflow in string.c, triggered when replying to a remote user message.
A remote attacker could craft a malicious message that, when
replied using LinPopUp, would exploit the buffer overflow. This would
result in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running LinPopUp.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All LinPopUp users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-im/linpopup-2.0.4-r1'
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 16392 (gentoo_GLSA-200501-01.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2004-1282