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-201708-08
(bzip2: Denial of Service)
A use-after-free flaw was found in bzip2recover, leading to a null
pointer dereference, or a write to a closed file descriptor. Please
review the CVE identifier referenced below for details.
A remote attacker could entice a user to process a specially crafted
bzip2 archive using bzip2recover, possibly resulting in a Denial of
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-r8'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3