GLSA-200411-26 : GIMPS, SETI@home, ChessBrain: Insecure installation

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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-200411-26
(GIMPS, SETI@home, ChessBrain: Insecure installation)

GIMPS, SETI@home and ChessBrain ebuilds install user-owned binaries and
init scripts which are executed with root privileges.

Impact :

This could lead to a local privilege escalation or root compromise.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200411-26.xml

Solution :

All GIMPS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sci-misc/gimps-23.9-r1'
All SETI@home users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sci-misc/setiathome-3.03-r2'
All ChessBrain users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sci-misc/chessbrain-20407-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: 15754 (gentoo_GLSA-200411-26.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1115
CVE-2004-1116
CVE-2004-1117