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-200505-08
(HT Editor: Multiple buffer overflows)
Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Team discovered an integer
overflow in the ELF parser, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow.
The vendor has reported that an unrelated buffer overflow has been
discovered in the PE parser.
Successful exploitation would require the victim to open a specially
crafted file using HT, potentially permitting an attacker to execute
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All hteditor users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-editors/hteditor-0.8.0-r2'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1