GLSA-201701-73 : SQUASHFS: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 96859


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201701-73 (SQUASHFS: Multiple vulnerabilities)

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

Remote attackers, by enticing a user to process a specially crafted SQUASHFS image, could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All SQUASHFS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-fs/squashfs-tools-4.3-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 96859

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201701-73.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/01/30

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:squashfs-tools, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/01/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-4645, CVE-2015-4646

GLSA: 201701-73