GLSA-201611-10 : libuv: 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-201611-10
(libuv: Privilege escalation)

It was discovered that libuv does not call setgroups before calling
setuid/setgid. If this is not called, then even though the uid has been
dropped, there may still be groups associated that permit superuser
privileges.

Impact :

Context-dependent attackers could escalate privileges via unspecified
vectors.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201611-10

Solution :

All libuv users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --verbose --oneshot '>=dev-libs/libuv-1.4.2'

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 94936 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-0278

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