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[GLSA-200411-04] Speedtouch USB driver: Privilege escalation vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Speedtouch USB driver: Privilege escalation vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200411-04
(Speedtouch USB driver: Privilege escalation vulnerability)


The Speedtouch USB driver contains multiple format string vulnerabilities
in modem_run, pppoa2 and pppoa3. This flaw is due to an improperly made
syslog() system call.

Impact

A malicious local user could exploit this vulnerability by causing a buffer
overflow, and potentially permiting the execution of arbitrary code with
escalated rights.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-0834
http://speedtouch.sourceforge.net/index.php?/news.en.html


Solution:
All Speedtouch USB driver users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-dialup/speedtouch-1.3.1"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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