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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201709-11
(GIMPS: Root privilege escalation)
It was discovered that Gentoo’s default GIMPS installation suffered
from a privilege escalation vulnerability in the init script. This script
calls an unsafe “chown -R” command in checkconfig() function.
A local attacker who does not belong to the root group, but has the
ability to modify the /var/lib/gimps directory can escalate privileges to
the root group.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All GIMPS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sci-mathematics/gimps-28.10-r1'
Risk factor :
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