This script is Copyright (C) 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-201402-27
(pidgin-knotify: Arbitrary code execution)
pidgin-knotify does not properly sanitize shell metacharacters from
A remote attacker could send a specially crafted instant message,
possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of
the Pidgin process.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
Gentoo has discontinued support for pidgin-knotify. We recommend that
users unmerge pidgin-knotify:
# emerge --unmerge 'x11-plugins/pidgin-knotify'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.1
Public Exploit Available : true