GLSA-201312-06 : Festival: Arbitrary code execution

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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-201312-06
(Festival: Arbitrary code execution)

A vulnerability in Festival Server has an incorrect path in
LD_LIBRARY_PATH, which allows local users to place a Trojan horse shared
library in the current working directory.

Impact :

A local attacker can execute arbitrary a Trojan horse shared library,
potentially resulting in arbitrary code execution and privilege
escalation.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201312-06.xml

Solution :

All Festival users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-accessibility/festival-2.1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 71258 ()

Bugtraq ID: 44395

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3996