GLSA-200606-22 : aRts: Privilege escalation
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21742
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200606-22 (aRts: Privilege escalation)
artswrapper fails to properly check whether it can drop privileges accordingly if setuid() fails due to a user exceeding assigned resource limits.
Local attackers could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges. Note that the aRts package provided by Gentoo is only vulnerable if the artswrappersuid USE-flag is enabled.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll aRts users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose kde-base/arts