GLSA-200707-10 : Festival: Privilege elevation

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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-200707-10
(Festival: Privilege elevation)

Konstantine Shirow reported a vulnerability in default Gentoo
configurations of Festival. The daemon is configured to run with root
privileges and to listen on localhost, without requiring a password.

Impact :

A local attacker could gain root privileges by connecting to the daemon
and execute arbitrary commands.

Workaround :

Set a password in the configuration file /etc/festival/server.scm by
adding the line: (set! server_passwd password)

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200707-10.xml

Solution :

All Festival users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-accessibility/festival-1.95_beta-r4'

Risk factor :

High

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25792 (gentoo_GLSA-200707-10.nasl)

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