GLSA-201803-10 : collectd: Multiple vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 108525


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201803-10 (collectd: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Gentoo’s collectd package.
Please review the referenced CVE identifiers and bug entries for details.
Impact :

A local attacker, who either is already collectd’s system user or belongs to collectd’s group, could potentially gain root privileges and cause a Denial of Service condition.
Remote attackers could cause a Denial of Service condition via specially crafted SNMP responses.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All collectd users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-admin/collectd-5.7.2-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 108525

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201803-10.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Published: 2018/03/22

Updated: 2018/03/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

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

CVSS v3.0

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:collectd, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Patch Publication Date: 2018/03/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-16820, CVE-2017-18240

GLSA: 201803-10