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-200503-36
(netkit-telnetd: Buffer overflow)
A buffer overflow has been identified in the slc_add_reply()
function of netkit-telnetd client, where a large number of SLC commands
can overflow a fixed size buffer.
Successful exploitation would require a vulnerable user to connect
to an attacker-controlled host using telnet, potentially executing
arbitrary code with the permissions of the telnet user.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All netkit-telnetd users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/netkit-telnetd-0.17-r6'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 17666 (gentoo_GLSA-200503-36.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2005-0469