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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-201009-08
(python-updater: Untrusted search path)
Robert Buchholz of the Gentoo Security Team reported that
python-updater includes the current working directory and
subdirectories in the Python module search path (sys.path) before
A local attacker could entice the root user to run 'python-updater'
from a directory containing a specially crafted Python module,
resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with root privileges.
Do not run 'python-updater' from untrusted working directories.
See also :
All python-updater users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-admin/python-updater-0.7-r1'
Risk factor :