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-200510-22
(SELinux PAM: Local password guessing attack)
The SELinux patches for PAM introduce a vulnerability allowing a
password to be checked with the unix_chkpwd utility without delay or
logging. This vulnerability doesn't affect users who do not run
A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to brute-force
passwords and escalate privileges on an SELinux system.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All SELinux PAM users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-libs/pam-0.78-r3'
Risk factor :
Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 20115 (gentoo_GLSA-200510-22.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2005-2977