GLSA-201904-05 : BURP: Root privilege escalation

Low Nessus Plugin ID 123579


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201904-05 (BURP: Root privilege escalation)

It was discovered that Gentoo’s BURP ebuild does not properly set permissions or place the pid file in a safe directory. Additionally, the first set of patches did not completely address this. As such, a revision has been made available that addresses all concerns of the initial report.
Impact :

A local attacker could escalate privileges.
Workaround :

Users should ensure the proper permissions are set as discussed in the referenced bugs.


All BURP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-backup/burp-2.1.32-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 123579

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201904-05.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 2019/04/02

Updated: 2020/01/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 3.6

Temporal Score: 2.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/04/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/06/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-18285

GLSA: 201904-05