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-200507-19
(zlib: Buffer overflow)
zlib improperly handles invalid data streams which could lead to a
By creating a specially crafted compressed data stream, attackers
can overwrite data structures for applications that use zlib, resulting
in arbitrary code execution or a Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All zlib users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-libs/zlib-1.2.3'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 19281 (gentoo_GLSA-200507-19.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2005-1849