GLSA-200608-18 : Net::Server: Format string vulnerability

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 22217


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200608-18 (Net::Server: Format string vulnerability)

The log function of Net::Server does not handle format string specifiers properly before they are sent to syslog.
Impact :

By sending a specially crafted datastream to an application using Net::Server, an attacker could cause a Denial of Service.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Net::Server should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-perl/net-server-0.88'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 22217

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200608-18.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/08/14

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:net-server, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/08/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/04/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1127

OSVDB: 15517

GLSA: 200608-18