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[GLSA-200409-11] star: Suid root vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
star: Suid root vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200409-11
(star: Suid root vulnerability)


A suid root vulnerability exists in versions of star that are configured to
use ssh for remote tape access.

Impact

Attackers with local user level access could potentially gain root level
access.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
https://lists.berlios.de/pipermail/star-users/2004-August/000239.html


Solution:
All star users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=app-arch/star-1.5_alpha46"
# emerge ">=app-arch/star-1.5_alpha46"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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