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-200502-26
(GProFTPD: gprostats format string vulnerability)
Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team has identified a
format string vulnerability in the gprostats utility.
An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by performing a specially
crafted FTP transfer, the resulting ProFTPD transfer log could
potentially trigger the execution of arbitrary code when parsed by
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All GProFTPD users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-ftp/gproftpd-8.1.9'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 17145 (gentoo_GLSA-200502-26.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2005-0484