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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-200911-04
(dstat: Untrusted search path)
Robert Buchholz of the Gentoo Security Team reported that dstat
includes the current working directory and subdirectories in the Python
module search path (sys.path) before calling 'import'.
A local attacker could entice a user to run 'dstat' from a directory
containing a specially crafted Python module, resulting in the
execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the
Do not run 'dstat' from untrusted working directories.
See also :
All dstat users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/dstat-0.6.9-r1'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.4
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 42914 (gentoo_GLSA-200911-04.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2009-3894