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-200804-02
(bzip2: Denial of Service)
The Oulu University discovered that bzip2 does not properly check
offsets provided by the bzip2 file, leading to a buffer overread.
Remote attackers can entice a user or automated system to open a
specially crafted file that triggers a buffer overread, causing a
Denial of Service. libbz2 and programs linking against it are also
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All bzip2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-arch/bzip2-1.0.5'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 31753 (gentoo_GLSA-200804-02.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2008-1372