GLSA-201209-22 : libgssglue: 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-201209-22
(libgssglue: Privilege escalation)

libgssglue does not securely use getenv() when loading a library for a
setuid application.

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-201209-22.xml

Solution :

All libgssglue users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-libs/libgssglue-0.4'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62364 ()

Bugtraq ID: 48490

CVE ID: CVE-2011-2709