This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2014 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-200701-01
(DenyHosts: Denial of Service)
Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team discovered that
DenyHosts used an incomplete regular expression to parse failed login
A remote unauthenticated attacker can add arbitrary hosts to the
blacklist by attempting to login with a specially crafted username. An
attacker may use this to prevent legitimate users from accessing a host
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All DenyHosts users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-admin/denyhosts-2.6'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 23990 (gentoo_GLSA-200701-01.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2006-6301