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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 5:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 201805-11 ] Rootkit Hunter Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Rootkit Hunter: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 201805-11)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: 2018-05-26
Bug(s): #623150
ID: 201805-11

Synopsis

A vulnerability has been found in Rootkit Hunter that allows a
remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.


Background

Scans for known and unknown rootkits, backdoors, and sniffers.

Affected Packages

Package: app-forensics/rkhunter
Vulnerable: < 1.4.6
Unaffected: >= 1.4.6
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

A vulnerability was discovered in Rootkit Hunter that allows the
downloading of mirror updates over insecure channels (HTTP).
Furthermore, the mirror update is then executed in Bash.


Impact

A remote attacker, by performing a man-in-the-middle attack, could
execute arbitrary code, conduct a Denial of Service, or have other
unspecified impacts.


Workaround

Users are advised to not trust insecure protocols such as HTTP and to
turn off any mirror updates utilizing such channels.


Resolution

All Rootkit Hunter users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-forensics/rkhunter-1.4.6"
   


References

CVE-2017-7480
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