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-200608-17
(libwmf: Buffer overflow vulnerability)
infamous41md discovered that libwmf fails to do proper bounds checking
on the MaxRecordSize variable in the WMF file header. This could lead
to an head-based buffer overflow.
By enticing a user to open a specially crafted WMF file, a remote
attacker could cause a heap-based buffer overflow and execute arbitrary
code with the permissions of the user running the application that uses
There is no known workaround for this issue.
See also :
All libwmf users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/libwmf-0.2.8.4'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 22216 (gentoo_GLSA-200608-17.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2006-3376