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-200807-02
(Motion: Execution of arbitrary code)
Nico Golde reported an off-by-one error within the read_client()
function in the webhttpd.c file, leading to a stack-based buffer
overflow. Stefan Cornelius (Secunia Research) reported a boundary error
within the same function, also leading to a stack-based buffer
overflow. Both vulnerabilities require that the HTTP Control interface
A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by sending an
overly long or specially crafted request to a vulnerable Motion HTTP
control interface, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary
code with the privileges of the motion user.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Motion users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-video/motion-188.8.131.52'
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 33422 (gentoo_GLSA-200807-02.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2008-2654