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-200503-09
(xv: Filename handling vulnerability)
Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team identified a flaw
in the handling of image filenames by xv.
Successful exploitation would require a victim to process a specially
crafted image with a malformed filename, potentially resulting in the
execution of arbitrary code.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All xv users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/xv-3.10a-r10'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 17275 (gentoo_GLSA-200503-09.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2005-0665