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-200508-17
(libpcre: Heap integer overflow)
libpcre fails to check certain quantifier values in regular
expressions for sane values.
An attacker could possibly exploit this vulnerability to execute
arbitrary code by sending specially crafted regular expressions to
applications making use of the libpcre library.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All libpcre users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/libpcre-6.3'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 19537 (gentoo_GLSA-200508-17.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2005-2491