This script is Copyright (C) 2017 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-201701-06
(e2fsprogs: Heap-based buffer overflow)
A heap-based buffer overflow was discovered in openfs.c in the libext2fs
library in e2fsprogs.
A remote attacker could entice a user to use ext2fs library (for
example, fsck) on a specially crafted Ext2/3/4 file system possibly
resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the
process or a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All e2fsprogs users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-fs/e2fsprogs-1.42.12'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6