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|Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200803-05 ] SplitVT: Privilege escalation
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: SplitVT: Privilege escalation (GLSA 200803-05)
Date: March 03, 2008
A vulnerability in SplitVT may allow local users to gain escalated privileges.
SplitVT is a program for splitting terminals into two shells.
Vulnerable: < 1.6.6-r1
Unaffected: >= 1.6.6-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures
Mike Ashton reported that SplitVT does not drop group privileges before executing the xprop utility.
A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain the "utmp" group privileges.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All SplitVT users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-misc/splitvt-1.6.6-r1"