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-200806-01
(mtr: Stack-based buffer overflow)
Adam Zabrocki reported a boundary error within the split_redraw()
function in the file split.c, possibly leading to a stack-based buffer
A remote attacker could use a specially crafted resolved hostname to
execute arbitrary code with root privileges. However, it is required
that the attacker controls the DNS server used by the victim, and that
the '-p' (or '--split') command line option is used.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All mtr users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/mtr-0.73-r1'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 33084 (gentoo_GLSA-200806-01.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2008-2357