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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200610-03
(ncompress: Buffer Underflow)
Tavis Ormandy of the Google Security Team discovered a static buffer
underflow in ncompress.
An attacker could create a specially crafted LZW archive, that when
decompressed by a user or automated system would result in the
execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of the user invoking
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All ncompress users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-arch/ncompress-184.108.40.206'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : false
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 22522 (gentoo_GLSA-200610-03.nasl)
Bugtraq ID: 19455
CVE ID: CVE-2006-1168
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