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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-200902-03
(Valgrind: Untrusted search path)
Tavis Ormandy reported that Valgrind loads a .valgrindrc file in the
current working directory, executing commands specified there.
A local attacker could prepare a specially crafted .valgrindrc file and
entice a user to run Valgrind from the directory containing that file,
resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running Valgrind.
Do not run 'valgrind' from untrusted working directories.
See also :
All Valgrind users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-util/valgrind-3.4.0'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 35674 (gentoo_GLSA-200902-03.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2008-4865
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