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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-200803-06
(SWORD: Shell command injection)
Dan Dennison reported that the diatheke.pl script used in SWORD does
not properly sanitize shell meta-characters in the 'range' parameter
before processing it.
A remote attacker could provide specially crafted input to a vulnerable
application, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary
shell commands with the privileges of the user running SWORD (generally
the web server account).
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All SWORD users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/sword-1.5.8-r2'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5