GLSA-201201-07 : NX Server Free Edition, NX Node: 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-201201-07
(NX Server Free Edition, NX Node: Privilege escalation)

NX Server Free Edition and NX Node use nxconfigure.sh, a setuid script
containing an unspecified vulnerability.

Impact :

A local attacker could gain escalated privileges.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201201-07.xml

Solution :

All NX Server Free Edition users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
'>=net-misc/nxserver-freeedition-3.5.0.5'
All NX Node users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/nxnode-3.5.0.4'
NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are
available since August 23, 2011. It is likely that your system is already
no longer affected by this issue.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 57649 ()

Bugtraq ID: 49720

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3977