GLSA-200409-11 : star: Suid root vulnerability

High Nessus Plugin ID 14675


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200409-11 (star: Suid root vulnerability)

A suid root vulnerability exists in versions of star that are configured to use ssh for remote tape access.
Impact :

Attackers with local user level access could potentially gain root level access.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All star users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv '>=app-arch/star-1.5_alpha46' # emerge '>=app-arch/star-1.5_alpha46'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 14675

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200409-11.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/09/08

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/09/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/09/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0850

OSVDB: 9778

GLSA: 200409-11