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-200512-17
(scponly: Multiple privilege escalation issues)
Max Vozeler discovered that the scponlyc command allows users to chroot
into arbitrary directories. Furthermore, Pekka Pessi reported that
scponly insufficiently validates command-line parameters to a scp or
A local attacker could gain root privileges by chrooting into arbitrary
directories containing hardlinks to setuid programs. A remote scponly
user could also send malicious parameters to a scp or rsync command
that would allow to escape the shell restrictions and execute arbitrary
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All scponly users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/scponly-4.2'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5