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Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200411-26] GIMPS, SETI@home, ChessBrain: Insecure installation

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
GIMPS, SETI@home, ChessBrain: Insecure installation

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200411-26
(GIMPS, SETI@home, ChessBrain: Insecure installation)


GIMPS, SETI@home and ChessBrain ebuilds install user-owned binaries and
init scripts which are executed with root rights.

Impact

This could lead to a local privilege escalation or root compromise.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.


Solution:
All GIMPS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-sci/gimps-23.9-r1"
All SETI@home users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-sci/setiathome-3.03-r2"
All ChessBrain users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-sci/chessbrain-20407-r1"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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