GLSA-201706-01 : MUNGE: Privilege escalation
High Nessus Plugin ID 100628
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201706-01 (MUNGE: Privilege escalation)
It was discovered that Gentoo’s default MUNGE installation suffered from a privilege escalation vulnerability (munge user to root) due to improper permissions and a runscript which called chown() on a user controlled file.
A local attacker, who either is already MUNGE’s system user or belongs to MUNGE’s group, could potentially escalate privileges.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll MUNGE users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-auth/munge-0.5.10-r2'