GLSA-201201-15 : ktsuss: Privilege escalation

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201201-15
(ktsuss: Privilege escalation)

Two vulnerabilities have been found in ktuss:
Under specific circumstances, ktsuss skips authentication and fails
to change the effective UID back to the real UID (CVE-2011-2921).
The GTK interface spawned by the ktsuss binary is run as root

Impact :

A local attacker could gain escalated privileges and use the
'GTK_MODULES' environment variable to possibly execute arbitrary code
with root privileges.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

Gentoo discontinued support for ktsuss. We recommend that users unmerge
# emerge --unmerge 'x11-misc/ktsuss'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 57721 ()

Bugtraq ID: 49151

CVE ID: CVE-2011-2921