GLSA-201903-11 : XRootD: Remote code execution

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 122833


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201903-11 (XRootD: Remote code execution)

A shell command injection was discovered in XRootD.
Impact :

A remote attacker could execute arbitrary code.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All XRootD users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-libs/xrootd-4.8.3'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 122833

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201903-11.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Published: 2019/03/14

Updated: 2019/03/14

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:xrootd, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2019/03/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/11/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000215

GLSA: 201903-11