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[GLSA-200405-08] Pound format string vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Pound format string vulnerability
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200405-08
(Pound format string vulnerability)
A format string flaw in the processing of syslog messages was discovered
and corrected in Pound.
This flaw may allow remote execution of arbitrary code with the rights of
the Pound daemon process. By default, Gentoo uses the "nobody" user to run
the Pound daemon.
There is no known workaround at this time. All users are advised to upgrade
to the latest available version of Pound.
All users of Pound should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=net-www/pound-1.6"
# emerge ">=net-www/pound-1.6"
Threat Level: High
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