GLSA-201709-05 : chkrootkit: Local privilege escalation
Low Nessus Plugin ID 103273
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
A local attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with root privileges.
Users should mount /tmp with noexec option.
SolutionAll chkrootkit users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-forensics/chkrootkit-0.50'