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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-201405-27
(LibYAML: Arbitrary code execution)
The yaml_parser_scan_uri_escapes() function does not properly expand
strings passed as input, which can result in a heap-based buffer
An attacker could provide a specially crafted YAML document, which, when
parsed by LibYAML, could result in arbitrary code execution or cause the
application to crash.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All LibYAML users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/libyaml-0.1.6'
Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools
such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying these packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : false