This script is Copyright (C) 2016 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-201612-07
(dpkg: Arbitrary code execution)
Gentoo Linux developer, Hanno Böck, discovered an off-by-one error in
the dpkg-deb component of dpkg, the Debian package management system,
which triggers a stack-based buffer overflow.
An attacker could potentially execute arbitrary code if an user or an
automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted Debian
binary package (.deb).
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All dpkg users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-arch/dpkg-1.17.26'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5