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-200503-12
(Hashcash: Format string vulnerability)
Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team identified a flaw
in the Hashcash utility that an attacker could expose by specifying a
malformed reply address.
Successful exploitation would permit an attacker to disrupt Hashcash
users, and potentially execute arbitrary code.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Hashcash users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/hashcash-1.16-r1'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 17284 (gentoo_GLSA-200503-12.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2005-0687