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|Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 7:19 am Post subject: [ GLSA 200409-11 ] star: Suid root vulnerability
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: star: Suid root vulnerability (GLSA 200409-11)
Date: September 07, 2004
Updated: May 30, 2006
star contains a suid root vulnerability which could potentially grant unauthorized root access to an attacker.
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.
Vulnerable: < 1.5_alpha46
Unaffected: >= 1.5_alpha46
Architectures: All supported architectures
A suid root vulnerability exists in versions of star that are configured to use ssh for remote tape access.
Attackers with local user level access could potentially gain root level access.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All star users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=app-arch/star-1.5_alpha46"
# emerge ">=app-arch/star-1.5_alpha46"
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