GLSA-201812-08 : Scala: Privilege escalation

High Nessus Plugin ID 119704

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-201812-08 (Scala: Privilege escalation)

It was discovered that Scala’s compilation daemon does not properly manage permissions for private files.
Impact :

A local attacker could escalate privileges.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

Solution

All Scala users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/scala-2.12.4'

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201812-08

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 119704

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201812-08.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Published: 2018/12/17

Updated: 2018/12/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:scala, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2018/12/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-15288

GLSA: 201812-08