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-200702-05
(Fail2ban: Denial of Service)
A flaw in the method used to parse log entries allows remote,
unauthenticated attackers to forge authentication attempts from other
A remote attacker can add arbitrary hosts to the block list, denying
legitimate users access to a resource.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Fail2ban users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/fail2ban-0.6.2'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 24362 (gentoo_GLSA-200702-05.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2006-6302