GLSA-200612-12 : F-PROT Antivirus: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 23864


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200612-12 (F-PROT Antivirus: Multiple vulnerabilities)

F-Prot Antivirus version 4.6.7 fixes a heap-based buffer overflow, an infinite loop, and other unspecified vulnerabilities.
Impact :

Among other weaker impacts, a remote attacker could send an e-mail containing a malicious file that would trigger the buffer overflow vulnerability and execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running F-Prot, which may be the root user.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All F-Prot users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-antivirus/f-prot-4.6.7'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 23864

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200612-12.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/12/14

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:f-prot, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/12/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/11/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-6293, CVE-2006-6294, CVE-2006-6352

OSVDB: 30406, 31299, 31300

GLSA: 200612-12