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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 12:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 201805-01 ] hesiod Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: hesiod: Root privilege escalation (GLSA 201805-01)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: local, remote
Date: 2018-05-02
Bug(s): #606652
ID: 201805-01

Synopsis

A vulnerability was discovered in hesiod which may allow remote
attackers to gain root privileges.


Background

DNS functionality to access to DB of information that changes
infrequently.


Affected Packages

Package: net-dns/hesiod
Vulnerable: <= 3.1.0
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in hesiod that have
remained unaddressed. Please review the referenced CVE identifiers for
details.


Impact

A remote or local attacker may be able to escalate privileges to root.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

Gentoo has discontinued support for hesiod and recommends that users
unmerge the package:
Code:
# emerge --unmerge "net-dns/hesiod"
   


References

CVE-2016-10151
CVE-2016-10152
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