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Gentoo: nessus multiple vulnerabilities Print E-mail
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Gentoo There exists some vulnerabilities in NASL scripting engine.

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          PACKAGE : nessus
          SUMMARY : problems in scripting engine
             DATE : 2003-05-27 09:15 UTC
          EXPLOIT : remote
VERSIONS AFFECTED : =nessus-2.0.6a
              CVE : 

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- - From advisory:

"There exists some vulnerabilities in NASL scripting engine.
To exploit these flaws, an attacker would need to have a valid Nessus
account as well as the ability to upload arbitrary Nessus plugins in the
Nessus server (this option is disabled by default) or he/she would need to
trick a user somehow into running a specially crafted nasl script."

Read the full advisory at


It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running
net-analyzer/nessus upgrade to nessus-2.0.6a as follows

emerge sync
emerge nessus
emerge clean

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