GLSA-201804-06 : mailx: Multiple vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 108927
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Synopsis

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

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201804-06 (mailx: Multiple vulnerabilities)

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

A remote attacker could execute arbitrary commands.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

Solution

All mailx users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-client/mailx-8.1.2.20160123'

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201804-06

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 108927

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201804-06.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 4/10/2018

Updated: 1/22/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 4/8/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/24/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-2771, CVE-2014-7844

GLSA: 201804-06