Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : libgssglue vulnerability (USN-1612-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that libgssglue incorrectly handled the
GSSAPI_MECH_CONF environment variable when running a privileged
binary. A local attacker could exploit this to gain root privileges.
(CVE-2011-2709).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected libgssglue1 package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.4
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62557 ()

Bugtraq ID: 48490

CVE ID: CVE-2011-2709