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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200803-05 ] SplitVT: Privilege escalation Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: SplitVT: Privilege escalation (GLSA 200803-05)
Severity: high
Exploitable: local
Date: March 03, 2008
Bug(s): #211240
ID: 200803-05

Synopsis

A vulnerability in SplitVT may allow local users to gain escalated privileges.

Background

SplitVT is a program for splitting terminals into two shells.

Affected Packages

Package: app-misc/splitvt
Vulnerable: < 1.6.6-r1
Unaffected: >= 1.6.6-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Mike Ashton reported that SplitVT does not drop group privileges before executing the xprop utility.

Impact

A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain the "utmp" group privileges.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All SplitVT users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-misc/splitvt-1.6.6-r1"


References

CVE-2008-0162
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