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-200705-14
(XScreenSaver: Privilege escalation)
XScreenSaver incorrectly handles the results of the getpwuid() function
in drivers/lock.c when using directory servers during a network outage.
A local user can crash XScreenSaver by preventing network connectivity
if the system uses a remote directory service for credentials such as
NIS or LDAP, which will unlock the screen.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All XScreenSaver users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-misc/xscreensaver-5.02'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 25235 (gentoo_GLSA-200705-14.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2007-1859