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[GLSA-200512-15] rssh: Privilege escalation

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
rssh: Privilege escalation

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200512-15
(rssh: Privilege escalation)


Max Vozeler discovered that the rssh_chroot_helper command permits
local users to chroot into arbitrary directories.

Impact

A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain root
rights by chrooting into arbitrary directories.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3345
http://www.pizzashack.org/rssh/security.shtml


Solution:
All rssh users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-shells/rssh-2.3.0"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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