GLSA-200804-05 : NX: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

High Nessus Plugin ID 31836


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200804-05 (NX: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

Multiple integer overflow and buffer overflow vulnerabilities have been discovered in the X.Org X server as shipped by NX and NX Node (vulnerabilities 1-4 in GLSA 200801-09).
Impact :

A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities via unspecified vectors, leading to the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user on the machine running the NX server.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All NX Node users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/nxnode-3.1.0-r2' All NX users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/nx-3.1.0-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 31836

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200804-05.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/04/11

Modified: 2018/01/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:nx, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:nxnode, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/04/06

Reference Information

OSVDB: 40938, 40939, 40940, 40941, 40942, 40943, 40944

GLSA: 200804-05