GLSA-201612-23 : socat: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 95639


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201612-23 (socat: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in socat. Please review the references below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, or obtain confidential information.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All socat users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/socat-'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 95639

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201612-23.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/12/08

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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


Base Score: 5.3

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2217

GLSA: 201612-23