GLSA-200409-11 : star: Suid root vulnerability

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200409-11
(star: Suid root vulnerability)

A suid root vulnerability exists in versions of star that are
configured to use ssh for remote tape access.

Impact :

Attackers with local user level access could potentially gain root
level access.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://lists.berlios.de/pipermail/star-users/2004-August/000239.html
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200409-11.xml

Solution :

All star users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=app-arch/star-1.5_alpha46'
# emerge '>=app-arch/star-1.5_alpha46'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14675 (gentoo_GLSA-200409-11.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0850