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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2013 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).

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 : 4.6
(CVSS2#E:U/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