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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201101-05
(OpenAFS: Arbitrary code execution)
Two vulnerabilities were discovered:
Simon Wilkinson discovered from a bug report by Toby Blake that the
cache manager of OpenAFS contains a heap-based buffer overflow which is
related to the use of the ERR_PTR macro (CVE-2009-1250).
pointer dereference bug when using XDR arrays was discovered by Simon
Wilkinson, with assistance from Derrick Brashear and Jeffrey Altman.
The vulnerabilities might allow remote unauthenticated attackers to
cause a Denial of Service (system crash) and possibly execute arbitrary
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All OpenAFS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-fs/openafs-1.4.9'
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 51535 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2009-1250CVE-2009-1251
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