GLSA-201701-55 : DirectFB: Multiple vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 96690


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201701-55 (DirectFB: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in DirectFB. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

Remote attackers could cause a Denial of Service condition or execute arbitrary code via the Voodoo interface.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All DirectFB users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/DirectFB-1.7.5'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 96690

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201701-55.nasl

Version: 3.2

Type: local

Published: 1/23/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 1/23/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-2977, CVE-2014-2978

GLSA: 201701-55