GLSA-200601-14 : LibAST: Privilege escalation

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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-200601-14
(LibAST: Privilege escalation)

Michael Jennings discovered an exploitable buffer overflow in the
configuration engine of LibAST.

Impact :

The vulnerability can be exploited to gain escalated privileges if the
application using LibAST is setuid/setgid and passes a specifically
crafted filename to LibAST's configuration engine.

Workaround :

Identify all applications linking against LibAST and verify they are
not setuid/setgid.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200601-14.xml

Solution :

All users should upgrade to the latest version and run revdep-rebuild:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-libs/libast-0.7'
# revdep-rebuild

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20822 (gentoo_GLSA-200601-14.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-0224