This script is Copyright (C) 2017 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-201707-12
(MAN DB: Privilege escalation)
The /var/cache/man directory as part of the MAN DB package has group
permissions set to root.
A local user who does not belong to the root group, but has the ability
to modify the /var/cache/man directory can escalate privileges to the
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All MAN DB users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/man-db-184.108.40.206-r2:0'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2