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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 201803-10 ] collectd Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: collectd: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 201803-10)
Severity: high
Exploitable: local, remote
Date: 2018-03-22
Bug(s): #628540, #637538
ID: 201803-10

Synopsis

Gentoo's collectd package contains multiple vulnerabilities, the
worst of which may allow local attackers to escalate privileges.


Background

collectd is a daemon which collects system and application performance
metrics periodically and provides mechanisms to store the values in a
variety of ways, for example in RRD files.


Affected Packages

Package: app-admin/collectd
Vulnerable: < 5.7.2-r1
Unaffected: >= 5.7.2-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Gentoo’s collectd package.
Please review the referenced CVE identifiers and bug entries for details.


Impact

A local attacker, who either is already collectd’s system user or
belongs to collectd’s group, could potentially gain root privileges and
cause a Denial of Service condition.
Remote attackers could cause a Denial of Service condition via specially
crafted SNMP responses.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All collectd users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-admin/collectd-5.7.2-r1"
   


References


CVE-2017-16820


CVE-2017-18240
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