GLSA-201201-06 : iSCSI Enterprise Target: Arbitrary code execution

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 57648


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201201-06 (iSCSI Enterprise Target: Arbitrary code execution)

Multiple functions in usr/iscsi/isns.c of iSCSI Enterprise Target contain format string errors.
Impact :

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS) request, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with root privileges or cause a Denial of Service.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All iSCSI Enterprise Target users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-block/iscsitarget-1.4.19' NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since August 11, 2010. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 57648

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201201-06.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/01/24

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:iscsitarget, 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: 2012/01/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0743

BID: 39127

OSVDB: 63418

GLSA: 201201-06