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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 201209-22 ] libgssglue: Privilege escalation Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: libgssglue: Privilege escalation (GLSA 201209-22)
Severity: high
Exploitable: local
Date: September 28, 2012
Bug(s): #385321
ID: 201209-22

Synopsis

A vulnerability in libgssglue may allow a local attacker to gain
escalated privileges.


Background

libgssglue exports a GSSAPI interface which calls other random GSSAPI
libraries.


Affected Packages

Package: net-libs/libgssglue
Vulnerable: < 0.4
Unaffected: >= 0.4
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

libgssglue does not securely use getenv() when loading a library for a
setuid application.


Impact

A local attacker could gain escalated privileges.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All libgssglue users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-libs/libgssglue-0.4"
   


References

CVE-2011-2709
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