GLSA-200411-04 : Speedtouch USB driver: Privilege escalation vulnerability
High Nessus Plugin ID 15607
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200411-04 (Speedtouch USB driver: Privilege escalation vulnerability)
The Speedtouch USB driver contains multiple format string vulnerabilities in modem_run, pppoa2 and pppoa3. This flaw is due to an improperly made syslog() system call.
A malicious local user could exploit this vulnerability by causing a buffer overflow, and potentially allowing the execution of arbitrary code with escalated privileges.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Speedtouch USB driver users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-dialup/speedtouch-1.3.1'