This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2014 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-200611-17
(fvwm: fvwm-menu-directory fvwm command injection)
Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team discovered that
fvwm-menu-directory does not sufficiently sanitise directory names
prior to generating menus.
A local attacker who can convince an fvwm-menu-directory user to browse
a directory they control could cause fvwm commands to be executed with
the privileges of the fvwm user. Fvwm commands can be used to execute
arbitrary shell commands.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All fvwm users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-wm/fvwm-2.5.18-r1'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 23725 (gentoo_GLSA-200611-17.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2006-5969