GLSA-201401-31 : CEDET: 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-201401-31
(CEDET: Privilege escalation)

An untrusted search path vulnerability was discovered in CEDET.

Impact :

A local attacker could escalate his privileges via a specially crafted
Lisp expression in a Project.ede file in the directory or a parent
directory of an opened file.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201401-31.xml

Solution :

All CEDET users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-emacs/cedet-1.0.1'
NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are
available since February 01, 2012. It is likely that your system is
already no longer affected by this issue.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72158 ()

Bugtraq ID: 51354

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0035