GLSA-200405-08 : Pound format string vulnerability

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200405-08
(Pound format string vulnerability)

A format string flaw in the processing of syslog messages was
discovered and corrected in Pound.

Impact :

This flaw may allow remote execution of arbitrary code with the rights
of the Pound daemon process. By default, Gentoo uses the 'nobody' user
to run the Pound daemon.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time. All users are advised to
upgrade to the latest available version of Pound.

See also :

Solution :

All users of Pound should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=www-servers/pound-1.6'
# emerge '>=www-servers/pound-1.6'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14494 (gentoo_GLSA-200405-08.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-2026

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