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-200711-34
(CSTeX: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Multiple issues were found in the teTeX 2 codebase that CSTeX builds
upon (GLSA 200709-17, GLSA 200711-26). CSTeX also includes vulnerable
code from the GD library (GLSA 200708-05), from Xpdf (GLSA 200709-12,
GLSA 200711-22) and from T1Lib (GLSA 200710-12).
Remote attackers could possibly execute arbitrary code and local
attackers could possibly overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges
of the user running CSTeX via multiple vectors.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
CSTeX is not maintained upstream, so the package was masked in Portage.
We recommend that users unmerge CSTeX:
# emerge --unmerge app-text/cstetex
As an alternative, users should upgrade their systems to use teTeX or
TeX Live with its Babel packages.
Risk factor :