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[GLSA-200608-18] Net::Server: Format string vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Net::Server: Format string vulnerability
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200608-18
(Net::Server: Format string vulnerability)
The log function of Net::Server does not handle format string
specifiers properly before they are sent to syslog.
By sending a specially crafted datastream to an application using
Net::Server, a possible hacker could cause a Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Net::Server should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-perl/net-server-0.88"
Threat Level: Medium
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