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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-200810-02
(Portage: Untrusted search path local root vulnerability)
The Gentoo Security Team discovered that several ebuilds, such as
sys-apps/portage, net-mail/fetchmail or app-editors/leo execute Python
code using 'python -c', which includes the current working directory in
Python's module search path. For several ebuild functions, Portage did
not change the working directory from emerge's working directory.
A local attacker could place a specially crafted Python module in a
directory (such as /tmp) and entice the root user to run commands such
as 'emerge sys-apps/portage' from that directory, resulting in the
execution of arbitrary Python code with root privileges.
Do not run 'emerge' from untrusted working directories.
See also :
All Portage users should upgrade to the latest version:
# cd /root
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/portage-22.214.171.124'
NOTE: To upgrade to Portage 126.96.36.199 using 188.8.131.52 or prior, you must
run emerge from a trusted working directory, such as '/root'.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 34383 (gentoo_GLSA-200810-02.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2008-4394
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