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|Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:26 am Post subject: [ GLSA 200707-10 ] Festival: Privilege elevation
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Festival: Privilege elevation (GLSA 200707-10)
Date: July 25, 2007
A vulnerability has been discovered in Festival, allowing for a local privilege escalation.
Festival is a text-to-speech accessibility program.
Vulnerable: < 1.95_beta-r4
Unaffected: >= 1.95_beta-r4
Architectures: All supported architectures
Konstantine Shirow reported a vulnerability in default Gentoo configurations of Festival. The daemon is configured to run with root privileges and to listen on localhost, without requiring a password.
A local attacker could gain root privileges by connecting to the daemon and execute arbitrary commands.
Set a password in the configuration file /etc/festival/server.scm by adding the line: (set! server_passwd password)
All Festival users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-accessibility/festival-1.95_beta-r4"