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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 201406-29 ] spice-gtk: Privilege escalation Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: spice-gtk: Privilege escalation (GLSA 201406-29)
Severity: high
Exploitable: remote
Date: June 26, 2014
Bug(s): #435694
ID: 201406-29

Synopsis

A vulnerability in spice-gtk could allow local attackers to gain
escalated privileges.


Background

spice-gtk is a set of GObject and Gtk objects for connecting to Spice
servers and a client GUI.


Affected Packages

Package: net-misc/spice-gtk
Vulnerable: < 0.14
Unaffected: >= 0.14
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

spice-gtk does not properly sanitize the DBUS_SYSTEM_BUS_ADDRESS
environment variable.


Impact

A local attacker may be able to gain escalated privileges.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All spice-gtk users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/spice-gtk-0.14"
   


References

CVE-2012-4425
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