This script is Copyright (C) 2016-2017 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-201612-39
(Bash: Arbitrary code execution)
A vulnerability was found in the way Bash expands $HOSTNAME. Injecting
malicious code into $HOSTNAME could cause it to run each time Bash
expands \\h in the prompt string.
A remote attacker controlling the system’s hostname (i.e. via DHCP)
could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process,
or cause a Denial of
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Bash users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-shells/bash-4.3_p46-r1'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.0