GLSA-200903-13 : MPFR: Denial of Service

High Nessus Plugin ID 35811


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200903-13 (MPFR: Denial of Service)

Multiple buffer overflows have been reported in the mpfr_snprintf() and mpfr_vsnprintf() functions.
Impact :

A remote user could exploit the vulnerability to cause a Denial of Service in an application using MPFR via unknown vectors.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All MPRF users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/mpfr-2.4.1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 35811

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200903-13.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/03/10

Modified: 2016/06/24

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:mpfr, 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: 2009/03/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0757

OSVDB: 53116

GLSA: 200903-13

CWE: 119