GLSA-201507-12 : libCapsiNetwork: Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 84718


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201507-12 (libCapsiNetwork: Denial of Service)

An off-by-one buffer overflow in libcapsinetwork network handling code is discovered.
Impact :

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted request to application, that is linked with libcapsinetwork, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


Gentoo discontinued support for libCapsiNetwork.
We recommend that users unmerge it:
# emerge --unmerge 'net-libs/libcapsinetwork'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 84718

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201507-12.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/07/14

Modified: 2015/07/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:libcapsinetwork, 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: 2015/07/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0841

BID: 73310

GLSA: 201507-12