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-200504-09
(Axel: Vulnerability in HTTP redirection handling)
A possible buffer overflow has been reported in the HTTP
redirection handling code in conn.c.
A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by setting up a
malicious site and enticing a user to connect to it. This could
possibly lead to the execution of arbitrary code with the permissions
of the user running Axel.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Axel users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/axel-1.0b'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 18031 (gentoo_GLSA-200504-09.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2005-0390