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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200801-21
(Xdg-Utils: Arbitrary command execution)
Miroslav Lichvar discovered that the 'xdg-open' and 'xdg-email' shell
scripts do not properly sanitize their input before processing it.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted link
with a vulnerable application using Xdg-Utils (e.g. an email client),
resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Xdg-Utils users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-misc/xdg-utils-1.0.2-r1'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 30138 (gentoo_GLSA-200801-21.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2008-0386