GLSA-201708-02 : TNEF: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 102532


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201708-02 (TNEF: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in TNEF. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to process a specially crafted MIME attachment of type “application/ms-tnef” using TNEF, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All TNEF users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-mail/tnef-1.4.15'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 102532

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201708-02.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/08/17

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P


Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:tnef, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-6307, CVE-2017-6308, CVE-2017-6309, CVE-2017-6310, CVE-2017-8911

GLSA: 201708-02