GLSA-200608-15 : MIT Kerberos 5: Multiple local privilege escalation vulnerabilities
High Nessus Plugin ID 22214
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200608-15 (MIT Kerberos 5: Multiple local privilege escalation vulnerabilities)
Unchecked calls to setuid() in krshd and v4rcp, as well as unchecked calls to seteuid() in kftpd and in ksu, have been found in the MIT Kerberos 5 program suite and may lead to a local root privilege escalation.
A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll MIT Kerberos 5 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-crypt/mit-krb5-1.4.3-r3'