GLSA-201412-20 : GNUstep Base library: Denial of Service
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79973
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201412-20 (GNUstep Base library: Denial of Service)
GNUstep Base library does not properly handle the file descriptor for logging, when run as a daemon.
A remote attacker could send a specially crafted request, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll GNUstep Base library users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=gnustep-base/gnustep-base-1.24.6-r1'