GLSA-201611-20 : TestDisk: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 95271


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201611-20 (TestDisk: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

A buffer overflow can be triggered within TestDisk when a malicious disk image is attempting to be recovered.
Impact :

A remote attacker could coerce the victim to run TestDisk against their malicious image. This may be leveraged by an attacker to crash TestDisk and gain control of program execution.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All TestDisk users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-admin/testdisk-7.0-r2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 95271

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201611-20.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/11/23

Modified: 2016/11/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/22

Reference Information

GLSA: 201611-20