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Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200409-17] SUS: Local root vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
SUS: Local root vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200409-17
(SUS: Local root vulnerability)


Leon Juranic found a bug in the logging functionality of SUS that can lead
to local privilege escalation. A format string vulnerability exists in the
log() function due to an incorrect call to the syslog() function.

Impact

A possible hacker with local user rights can potentially exploit this
vulnerability to gain root access.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://pdg.uow.edu.au/sus/CHANGES
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/375109/2004-09-11/2004-09-17/0


Solution:
All SUS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=app-admin/sus-2.0.2-r1"
# emerge ">=app-admin/sus-2.0.2-r1"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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