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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-200611-16
(Texinfo: Buffer overflow)
Miloslav Trmac from Red Hat discovered a buffer overflow in the
'readline()' function of texindex.c. The 'readline()' function is
called by the texi2dvi and texindex commands.
By enticing a user to open a specially crafted Texinfo file, an
attacker could execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Texinfo users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/texinfo-4.8-r5'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.0
Public Exploit Available : false