This script is Copyright (C) 2017 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-201709-07
(Kpathsea: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)
It was discovered that the mpost program from the shell_escape_commands
list is capable of executing arbitrary external programs during the
conversion of .tex files. The responsible function is runpopen()
A remote attacker, by enticing a user to open a specially crafted .tex
file, could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Kpathsea users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools
such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5