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[GLSA-200601-14] LibAST: Privilege escalation

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
LibAST: Privilege escalation

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200601-14
(LibAST: Privilege escalation)


Michael Jennings discovered an exploitable buffer overflow in the
configuration engine of LibAST.

Impact

The vulnerability can be exploited to gain escalated rights if the
application using LibAST is setuid/setgid and passes a specifically
crafted filename to LibAST's configuration engine.

Workaround

Identify all applications linking against LibAST and verify they are
not setuid/setgid.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-0224


Solution:
All users should upgrade to the latest version and run revdep-rebuild:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-libs/libast-0.7"
# revdep-rebuild


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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