This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-18
(VMware Workstation: Untrusted library search path)
Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team has discovered
that VMware Workstation searches for gdk-pixbuf loadable modules in an
untrusted, world-writable directory.
A local attacker could create a malicious shared object that would be
loaded by VMware, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running VMware.
The system administrator may create the file /tmp/rrdharan to prevent
malicious users from creating a directory at that location:
# touch /tmp/rrdharan
See also :
All VMware Workstation users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-emulation/vmware-workstation-220.127.116.112-r4'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 16459 (gentoo_GLSA-200502-18.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2005-0444