GLSA-200409-17 : SUS: Local root vulnerability

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


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-200409-17
(SUS: Local root vulnerability)

Leon Juranic found a bug in the logging functionality of SUS that can
lead to local privilege escalation. A format string vulnerability
exists in the log() function due to an incorrect call to the syslog()
function.

Impact :

An attacker with local user privileges can potentially exploit this
vulnerability to gain root access.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://pdg.uow.edu.au/sus/CHANGES
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/375109/2004-09-11/2004-09-17/0
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200409-17.xml

Solution :

All SUS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=app-admin/sus-2.0.2-r1'
# emerge '>=app-admin/sus-2.0.2-r1'

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: 14725 (gentoo_GLSA-200409-17.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1469