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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-200903-41
(gedit: Untrusted search path)
James Vega reported that gedit uses the current working directory when
searching for python modules, a vulnerability related to CVE-2008-5983.
A local attacker could entice a user to open gedit from a specially
crafted environment, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary
code with the privileges of the user running the application.
Do not run gedit from untrusted working directories.
See also :
All gedit 2.22.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-editors/gedit-2.22.3-r1'
All gedit 2.24.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-editors/gedit-2.24.3'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 36055 (gentoo_GLSA-200903-41.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2008-5983CVE-2009-0314
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