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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-200903-24
(Shadow: Privilege escalation)
Paul Szabo reported a race condition in the 'login' executable when
setting up tty permissions.
A local attacker belonging to the 'utmp' group could use symlink
attacks to overwrite arbitrary files and possibly gain root privileges.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Shadow users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/shadow-126.96.36.199'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 35905 (gentoo_GLSA-200903-24.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2008-5394
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