GLSA-200411-04 : Speedtouch USB driver: Privilege escalation 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-200411-04
(Speedtouch USB driver: Privilege escalation vulnerability)

The Speedtouch USB driver contains multiple format string vulnerabilities
in modem_run, pppoa2 and pppoa3. This flaw is due to an improperly made
syslog() system call.

Impact :

A malicious local user could exploit this vulnerability by causing a buffer
overflow, and potentially allowing the execution of arbitrary code with
escalated privileges.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://speedtouch.sourceforge.net/index.php?/news.en.html
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200411-04.xml

Solution :

All Speedtouch USB driver users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-dialup/speedtouch-1.3.1'

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: 15607 (gentoo_GLSA-200411-04.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0834