GLSA-200803-05 : SplitVT: 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-200803-05
(SplitVT: Privilege escalation)

Mike Ashton reported that SplitVT does not drop group privileges before
executing the xprop utility.

Impact :

A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain the 'utmp'
group privileges.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200803-05.xml

Solution :

All SplitVT users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-misc/splitvt-1.6.6-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: 31380 (gentoo_GLSA-200803-05.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0162