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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-200804-29
(Comix: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Comix does not properly sanitize filenames containing shell
metacharacters when they are passed to the rar, unrar, or jpegtran
programs (CVE-2008-1568). Comix also creates directories with
predictable names (CVE-2008-1796).
A remote attacker could exploit the first vulnerability by enticing a
user to use Comix to open a file with a specially crafted filename,
resulting in the execution of arbitrary commands. The second
vulnerability could be exploited by a local attacker to cause a Denial
of Service by creating a file or directory with the same filename as
the predictable filename used by Comix.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Comix users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/comix-3.6.4-r1'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5