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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-201208-01
(socat: Arbitrary code execution)
A vulnerability in the 'xioscan_readline()' function in xio-readline.c
could cause a heap-based buffer overflow.
A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the socat process.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All socat users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/socat-188.8.131.52'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.6
Public Exploit Available : false
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 61540 ()
Bugtraq ID: 53510
CVE ID: CVE-2012-0219
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