GLSA-201706-01 : MUNGE: 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-201706-01
(MUNGE: Privilege escalation)

It was discovered that Gentoo’s default MUNGE installation suffered
from a privilege escalation vulnerability (munge user to root) due to
improper permissions and a runscript which called chown() on a user
controlled file.

Impact :

A local attacker, who either is already MUNGE’s system user or belongs
to MUNGE’s group, could potentially escalate privileges.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201706-01

Solution :

All MUNGE users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-auth/munge-0.5.10-r2'

Risk factor :

High

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 100628 ()

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