GLSA-200805-07 : Linux Terminal Server Project: Multiple 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-200805-07
(Linux Terminal Server Project: Multiple vulnerabilities)

LTSP version 4.2, ships prebuilt copies of programs such as the Linux
Kernel, the X.org X11 server (GLSA 200705-06, GLSA 200710-16, GLSA
200801-09), libpng (GLSA 200705-24, GLSA 200711-08), Freetype (GLSA
200705-02, GLSA 200705-22) and OpenSSL (GLSA 200710-06, GLSA 200710-30)
which were subject to multiple security vulnerabilities since 2006.
Please note that the given list of vulnerabilities might not be
exhaustive.

Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly exploit vulnerabilities in the
aforementioned programs and execute arbitrary code, disclose sensitive
data or cause a Denial of Service within LTSP 4.2 clients.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200705-02.xml
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200705-06.xml
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200705-22.xml
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200705-24.xml
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200710-06.xml
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200710-16.xml
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200710-30.xml
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200711-08.xml
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200801-09.xml
https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=177580
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200805-07.xml

Solution :

LTSP 4.2 is not maintained upstream in favor of version 5. Since
version 5 is not yet available in Gentoo, the package has been masked.
We recommend that users unmerge LTSP:
# emerge --unmerge net-misc/ltsp
If you have a requirement for Linux Terminal Servers, please either set
up a terminal server by hand or use one of the distributions that
already migrated to LTSP 5. If you want to contribute to the
integration of LTSP 5 in Gentoo, or want to follow its development,
find details in bug 177580.

Risk factor :

Medium

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 32209 (gentoo_GLSA-200805-07.nasl)

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