GLSA-200608-18 : Net::Server: Format string vulnerability
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 22217
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
By sending a specially crafted datastream to an application using Net::Server, an attacker could cause a Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Net::Server should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-perl/net-server-0.88'