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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-200611-08
(RPM: Buffer overflow)
Vladimir Mosgalin has reported that when processing certain packages,
RPM incorrectly allocates memory for the packages, possibly causing a
heap-based buffer overflow.
An attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted RPM package
and execute code with the privileges of that user if certain locales
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All RPM users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-arch/rpm-4.4.6-r3'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.4
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 23673 (gentoo_GLSA-200611-08.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2006-5466