GLSA-200608-15 : MIT Kerberos 5: Multiple local privilege escalation vulnerabilities

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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-200608-15
(MIT Kerberos 5: Multiple local privilege escalation vulnerabilities)

Unchecked calls to setuid() in krshd and v4rcp, as well as unchecked
calls to seteuid() in kftpd and in ksu, have been found in the MIT
Kerberos 5 program suite and may lead to a local root privilege
escalation.

Impact :

A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary
code with elevated privileges.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200608-15.xml

Solution :

All MIT Kerberos 5 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-crypt/mit-krb5-1.4.3-r3'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 22214 (gentoo_GLSA-200608-15.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 19427

CVE ID: CVE-2006-3083
CVE-2006-3084