GLSA-201402-08 : stunnel: Arbitrary code execution

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72385


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201402-08 (stunnel: Arbitrary code execution)

A buffer overflow vulnerability has been discovered in stunnel. Please review the CVE identifier referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to connect to a malicious proxy server, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code within the configured chroot directory, with the privileges of the user running stunnel. Please review the references below for details.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All stunnel users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/stunnel-4.56-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72385

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201402-08.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/02/07

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.6

Temporal Score: 5.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/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: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/02/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1762

BID: 57755, 57778, 58277, 60268

OSVDB: 90841

GLSA: 201402-08