GLSA-201202-08 : stunnel: Arbitrary code execution

High Nessus Plugin ID 58174


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201202-08 (stunnel: Arbitrary code execution)

An unspecified heap vulnerability was discovered in stunnel.
Impact :

The vulnerability may possibly be leveraged to perform remote code execution or a Denial of Service attack.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All stunnel 4.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/stunnel-4.44'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 58174

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201202-08.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/03/01

Modified: 2016/05/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:stunnel, 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: 2012/02/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2940

BID: 49254

OSVDB: 74600

GLSA: 201202-08