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-201702-23
(Dropbear: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Dropbear. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with root
privileges if usernames containing special characters can be created on a
system. Also, a dbclient user who can control username or host arguments
could potentially run arbitrary code with the privileges of the process.
In addition, a remote attacker could entice a user to process a
specially crafted SSH key using dropbearconvert, possibly resulting in
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 Dropbear users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/dropbear-2016.74'
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0