This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2014 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-200603-16
(Metamail: Buffer overflow)
Ulf Harnhammar discovered a buffer overflow in Metamail when
processing mime boundaries.
By sending a specially crafted email, attackers could potentially
exploit this vulnerability to crash Metamail or to execute arbitrary
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Metamail users should update to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-mail/metamail-184.108.40.206-r1'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 21097 (gentoo_GLSA-200603-16.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2006-0709