This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2014 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-201301-05
(bzip2: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)
An integer overflow vulnerability has been discovered in bzip2. Please
review the CVE identifier referenced below for details.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted
compressed file using bzip2, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary
code with the privileges of the process, or a Denial of Service
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All bzip2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-arch/bzip2-1.0.6'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.8
Public Exploit Available : false