GLSA-201606-16 : PLIB: Buffer overflow vulnerability

High Nessus Plugin ID 91847


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201606-16 (PLIB: Buffer overflow vulnerability)

A buffer overflow in PLIB allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via vectors involving a long error message, as demonstrated by a crafted acc file for TORCS.
Impact :

Remote attackers could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All PLIB users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --verbose --oneshot '>=media-libs/plib-1.8.5-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91847

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201606-16.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/06/27

Modified: 2016/06/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/06/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-4620

GLSA: 201606-16