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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-200611-20
(GNU gv: Stack overflow)
GNU gv does not properly boundary check user-supplied data before
copying it into process buffers.
An attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted document
with GNU gv and execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user on
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All gv users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/gv-3.6.2-r1'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 23728 (gentoo_GLSA-200611-20.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2006-5864