This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2014 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-200802-05
(Gnumeric: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)
Multiple integer overflow and signedness errors have been reported in
the excel_read_HLINK() function in file plugins/excel/ms-excel-read.c
when processing XLS HLINK opcodes.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted XLS
file, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Gnumeric users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-office/gnumeric-1.8.1'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 31083 (gentoo_GLSA-200802-05.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2008-0668