Vulnerability Assessment & Network Security Forums



If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important.  If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.


Home >> Browse Vulnerability Assessment Database >> Gentoo Local Security Checks >> [GLSA-200606-22] aRts: Privilege escalation


Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200606-22] aRts: Privilege escalation

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
aRts: Privilege escalation

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200606-22
(aRts: Privilege escalation)


artswrapper fails to properly check whether it can drop rights
accordingly if setuid() fails due to a user exceeding assigned resource
limits.

Impact

Local attackers could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary
code with elevated rights. Note that the aRts package provided by
Gentoo is only vulnerable if the artswrappersuid USE-flag is enabled.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2916


Solution:
All aRts users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose kde-base/arts


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

Cables, Connectors

Dranetz FLASHREADER-USB Compact Flash Data Card Reader, USB
$93.84
Dranetz FLASHREADER-USB Compact Flash Data Card Reader, USB picturePatriot 512GB Supersonic Rage 2 Series USB 3.0/3.1 Gen 1 Flash Drive with Up to
$106.87
Patriot 512GB Supersonic Rage 2 Series USB 3.0/3.1 Gen 1 Flash Drive with Up to picturePatriot Memory USB 3.0 8GB Flash Drive (PEF8GSBUSB) 8 GB
$13.99
Patriot Memory USB 3.0 8GB Flash Drive (PEF8GSBUSB) 8 GB pictureSanDisk Ultra Flair 128 GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive up to 150 MB/s Read NEW
$36.69
SanDisk Ultra Flair 128 GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive up to 150 MB/s Read NEW picture


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.