Joined: 12 May 2004
|Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:26 am Post subject: [ GLSA 201804-18 ] tenshi
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: tenshi: Privilege escalation (GLSA 201804-18)
Gentoo's tenshi ebuild is vulnerable to privilege escalation due to
the way pid files are handled.
A log monitoring program, designed to watch one or more log files for
lines matching user defined regular expressions and report on the
Vulnerable: < 0.17
Unaffected: >= 0.17
Architectures: All supported architectures
It was discovered that the tenshi ebuild creates a tenshi.pid file after
dropping privileges to a non-root account.
A local attacker could escalate privileges to root or kill arbitrary
There is no known workaround at this time.
All tenshi users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-admin/tenshi-0.17"