This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201203-20
(Logwatch: Arbitrary code execution)
logwatch.pl does not properly sanitize log filenames against shell
metacharacters before passing them to the 'system()' function.
A remote attacker could pass a specially crafted log filename to
Logwatch, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with root
privileges or a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Logwatch users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/logwatch-7.4.0'
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.8
Public Exploit Available : true