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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-201406-03
(Fail2ban: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Fail2ban. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
A remote attacker could send a crafted URL to a website which, when
parsed by Fail2ban, would deny a specific IP address. Also, errors in
regular expressions within certain filters can cause arbitrary IP
addresses to be banned. Furthermore, a local attacker could perform
symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the
user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Fail2ban users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/fail2ban-0.8.12
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.9
Public Exploit Available : true