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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-200710-19
(The Sleuth Kit: Integer underflow)
Jean-Sebastien Guay-Leroux reported an integer underflow in the
file_printf() function of the 'file' utility which is bundled with The
Sleuth Kit (CVE-2007-1536, GLSA 200703-26). Note that Gentoo is not
affected by the improper fix for this vulnerability (identified as
CVE-2007-2799, see GLSA 200705-25) since version 4.20 of 'file' was
never shipped with The Sleuth Kit ebuilds.
A remote attacker could entice a user to run The Sleuth Kit on a file
system containing a specially crafted file that would trigger a
heap-based buffer overflow possibly leading to the execution of
arbitrary code with the rights of the user running The Sleuth Kit.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All The Sleuth Kit users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-forensics/sleuthkit-2.0.9'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 27517 (gentoo_GLSA-200710-19.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2007-1536CVE-2007-2799
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