GLSA-200405-08 : Pound format string vulnerability
High Nessus Plugin ID 14494
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200405-08 (Pound format string vulnerability)
A format string flaw in the processing of syslog messages was discovered and corrected in Pound.
This flaw may allow remote execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the Pound daemon process. By default, Gentoo uses the 'nobody' user to run the Pound daemon.
There is no known workaround at this time. All users are advised to upgrade to the latest available version of Pound.
SolutionAll users of Pound should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv '>=www-servers/pound-1.6' # emerge '>=www-servers/pound-1.6'