This script is Copyright (C) 2010-2014 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-201009-02
(Maildrop: privilege escalation)
Christoph Anton Mitterer reported that maildrop does not properly drop
its privileges when run as root.
A local attacker could create a specially crafted .mailfilter file,
possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary commands with the 'root'
group privileges. NOTE: Successful exploitation requires that maildrop
is run as root with the -d option.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All maildrop users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-filter/maildrop-2.4.2'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 49115 (gentoo_GLSA-201009-02.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2010-0301