GLSA-201707-12 : MAN DB: 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-201707-12
(MAN DB: Privilege escalation)

The /var/cache/man directory as part of the MAN DB package has group
permissions set to root.

Impact :

A local user who does not belong to the root group, but has the ability
to modify the /var/cache/man directory can escalate privileges to the
group root.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201707-12

Solution :

All MAN DB users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/man-db-2.7.6.1-r2:0'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 101343 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-1336

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