GLSA-201312-10 : libsmi: Arbitrary code execution

High Nessus Plugin ID 71454


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201312-10 (libsmi: Arbitrary code execution)

libsmi contains a buffer overflow vulnerability in the smiGetNode() function in lib/smi.c.
Impact :

A context-dependent attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code by way of a specially crafted Object Identifier (OID).
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All libsmi users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-libs/libsmi-0.4.8-r1' Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying these packages.
NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since October 30, 2010. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 71454

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201312-10.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/12/16

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:libsmi, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/12/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2891

BID: 44276

OSVDB: 68767

GLSA: 201312-10