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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-200809-12
(Newsbeuter: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)
J.H.M. Dassen reported that the open-in-browser command does not
properly escape shell metacharacters in the URL before passing it to
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a feed with specially
crafted URLs, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary
shell commands with the privileges of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Newsbeuter users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-news/newsbeuter-1.2'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 34258 (gentoo_GLSA-200809-12.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2008-3907