GLSA-200704-04 : OpenPBS: Multiple vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 24937
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VPR Score: 5.9


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200704-04 (OpenPBS: Multiple vulnerabilities)

SUSE reported vulnerabilities due to unspecified errors in OpenPBS.
Impact :

By unspecified attack vectors an attacker might be able execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running openpbs, which might be the root user.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


OpenPBS has been masked in the Portage tree for replacement by Torque.
All OpenPBS users should unmerge OpenPBS and switch to Torque.
# emerge --ask --unmerge sys-cluster/openpbs # emerge --sync # emerge --ask --verbose sys-cluster/torque

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 24937

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200704-04.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Published: 4/5/2007

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:openpbs, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 4/3/2007

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/27/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5616

GLSA: 200704-04