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-201701-42
(file: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in file. Please review the
CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to process a
specially crafted input file, possibly resulting in execution of
arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, a Denial of Service
condition or have other unspecified impacts.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All file users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/file-5.23'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5