GLSA-201804-06 : mailx: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 108927


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


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.


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 108927

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201804-06.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 2018/04/10

Updated: 2020/01/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3.0

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: 2018/04/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/12/24

Reference Information

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

GLSA: 201804-06