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-200506-07
(Ettercap: Format string vulnerability)
The curses_msg function of Ettercap's Ncurses-based user interface
insecurely implements formatted printing.
A remote attacker could craft a malicious network flow that would
result in executing arbitrary code with the rights of the user running
the Ettercap tool, which is often root.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Ettercap users should upgrade to the latest available version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/ettercap-0.7.3'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 18464 (gentoo_GLSA-200506-07.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2005-1796