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-200809-15
(GNU ed: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)
Alfredo Ortega from Core Security Technologies reported a heap-based
buffer overflow in the strip_escapes() function when processing overly
A remote attacker could entice a user to process specially crafted
commands with ed or red, possibly resulting in the execution of
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All GNU ed users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/ed-1.0'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 34273 (gentoo_GLSA-200809-15.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2008-3916