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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2006 3:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200601-14 ] LibAST: Privilege escalation Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: LibAST: Privilege escalation (GLSA 200601-14)
Severity: high
Exploitable: local
Date: January 29, 2006
Bug(s): #120106
ID: 200601-14

Synopsis

A buffer overflow in LibAST may result in execution of arbitrary code with escalated privileges.

Background

LibAST is a utility library that was originally intended to accompany Eterm, but may be used by various other applications.

Affected Packages

Package: x11-libs/libast
Vulnerable: < 0.7
Unaffected: >= 0.7
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Michael Jennings discovered an exploitable buffer overflow in the configuration engine of LibAST.

Impact

The vulnerability can be exploited to gain escalated privileges if the application using LibAST is setuid/setgid and passes a specifically crafted filename to LibAST's configuration engine.

Workaround

Identify all applications linking against LibAST and verify they are not setuid/setgid.

Resolution

All users should upgrade to the latest version and run revdep-rebuild:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-libs/libast-0.7"
# revdep-rebuild


References

CVE-2006-0224


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