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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 7:19 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 200409-11 ] star: Suid root vulnerability Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: star: Suid root vulnerability (GLSA 200409-11)
Severity: high
Exploitable: local
Date: September 07, 2004
Updated: May 30, 2006
Bug(s): #61797
ID: 200409-11

Synopsis

star contains a suid root vulnerability which could potentially grant unauthorized root access to an attacker.

Background

star is an enhanced tape archiver, much like tar, that is recognized for it's speed as well as it's enhanced mt/rmt support.

Affected Packages

Package: app-arch/star
Vulnerable: < 1.5_alpha46
Unaffected: >= 1.5_alpha46
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

A suid root vulnerability exists in versions of star that are configured to use ssh for remote tape access.

Impact

Attackers with local user level access could potentially gain root level access.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All star users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=app-arch/star-1.5_alpha46"
# emerge ">=app-arch/star-1.5_alpha46"


References

Star Mailing List Announcement
CVE-2004-0850


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