GLSA-201412-15 : MCollective: 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-201412-15
(MCollective: Privilege escalation)

Two vulnerabilities have been found in MCollective:
An untrusted search path vulnerability exists in MCollective
(CVE-2014-3248)
MCollective does not properly validate server certificates
(CVE-2014-3251)

Impact :

A local attacker can execute arbitrary a Trojan horse shared library,
potentially resulting in arbitrary code execution and privilege
escalation. Furthermore, a local attacker may be able to establish
unauthorized MCollective connections.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201412-15

Solution :

All MCollective users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-admin/mcollective-2.5.3'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.4
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 79968 ()

Bugtraq ID: 68035
69235

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3248
CVE-2014-3251

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