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-201612-25
(CrackLib: Buffer overflow)
A stack-based buffer overflow was discovered in the FascistGecosUser
function of lib/fascist.c.
A local attacker could set a specially crafted GECOS field value in
“/etc/passwd”; possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code
with the privileges of the process, a Denial of Service condition, or the
escalation of privileges.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All CrackLib users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-libs/cracklib-2.9.6-r1'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2