GLSA-200805-11 : Chicken: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 32302


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200805-11 (Chicken: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Chicken includes a copy of PCRE which is vulnerable to multiple buffer overflows and memory corruption vulnerabilities (GLSA 200711-30).
Impact :

An attacker could entice a user to process specially crafted regular expressions with Chicken, which could possibly lead to the execution of arbitrary code, a Denial of Service or the disclosure of sensitive information.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Chicken users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-scheme/chicken-3.1.0'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 32302

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200805-11.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/05/13

Modified: 2018/01/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:chicken, 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: 2008/05/12

Reference Information

OSVDB: 40763, 41989

GLSA: 200805-11