GLSA-201512-06 : MPFR: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

High Nessus Plugin ID 87706


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201512-06 (MPFR: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

MPFR fails to adequately check user-supplied input, which could lead to a buffer overflow.
Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All MPFR users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/mpfr-3.1.3_p4'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 87706

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201512-06.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/01/04

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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


Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/12/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9474

GLSA: 201512-06