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-200504-26
(Convert-UUlib: Buffer overflow)
A vulnerability has been reported in Convert-UUlib where a malformed
parameter can be provided by an attacker allowing a read operation to
overflow a buffer. The vendor credits Mark Martinec and Robert Lewis
with the discovery.
Successful exploitation would permit an attacker to run arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user running the Perl application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Convert-UUlib users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-perl/Convert-UUlib-1.051'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 18144 (gentoo_GLSA-200504-26.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2005-1349