GLSA-201207-07 : Keepalived: Denial of Service

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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-201207-07
(Keepalived: Denial of Service)

The 'pidfile_write()' function in pidfile.c in Keepalived writes PID
files with insecure permissions.

Impact :

A local attacker may be able to cause a Denial of Service of arbitrary
processes.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201207-07.xml

Solution :

All Keepalived users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-cluster/keepalived-1.2.2-r3'

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.0
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59899 ()

Bugtraq ID: 47859

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1784