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[GLSA-200702-05] Fail2ban: Denial of Service Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Fail2ban: Denial of Service
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200702-05
(Fail2ban: Denial of Service)
A flaw in the method used to parse log entries allows remote,
unauthenticated attackers to forge authentication attempts from other
A remote attacker can add arbitrary hosts to the block list, denying
legitimate users access to a resource.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Fail2ban users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/fail2ban-0.6.2"
Threat Level: Medium
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