GLSA-201709-05 : chkrootkit: Local 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-201709-05
(chkrootkit: Local privilege escalation)

When /tmp is mounted without the noexec option chkrootkit will execute
files in /tmp with root privileges.

Impact :

A local attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with root
privileges.

Workaround :

Users should mount /tmp with noexec option.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201709-05

Solution :

All chkrootkit users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-forensics/chkrootkit-0.50'

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 103273 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0476

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