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-200611-01
(Screen: UTF-8 character handling vulnerability)
cstone and Richard Felker discovered a flaw in Screen's UTF-8 combining
The vulnerability can be exploited by writing a special string of
characters to a Screen window. A remote attacker could cause a Denial
of Service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
the user running Screen through a program being run inside a Screen
session, such as an IRC client or a mail client.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Screen users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-misc/screen-4.0.3'
Risk factor :
Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.6
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 22939 (gentoo_GLSA-200611-01.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2006-4573