GLSA-200411-04 : Speedtouch USB driver: Privilege escalation vulnerability

High Nessus Plugin ID 15607


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


The 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.
Impact :

A malicious local user could exploit this vulnerability by causing a buffer overflow, and potentially allowing the execution of arbitrary code with escalated privileges.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Speedtouch USB driver users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-dialup/speedtouch-1.3.1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 15607

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200411-04.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/11/02

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:speedtouch, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/11/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/09/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0834

OSVDB: 11004

GLSA: 200411-04