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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-200901-02
(JHead: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Marc Merlin and John Dong reported multiple vulnerabilities in JHead:
A buffer overflow in the DoCommand() function when processing the cmd
argument and related to potential string overflows (CVE-2008-4575).
An insecure creation of a temporary file (CVE-2008-4639).
A error when unlinking a file (CVE-2008-4640).
Insufficient escaping of shell metacharacters (CVE-2008-4641).
A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code by enticing a
user or automated system to open a file with a long filename or via
unspecified vectors. It is also possible to trick a user into deleting
or overwriting files.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All JHead users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/jhead-2.84-r1'
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0