GLSA-200707-10 : Festival: Privilege elevation
High Nessus Plugin ID 25792
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200707-10 (Festival: Privilege elevation)
Konstantine Shirow reported a vulnerability in default Gentoo configurations of Festival. The daemon is configured to run with root privileges and to listen on localhost, without requiring a password.
A local attacker could gain root privileges by connecting to the daemon and execute arbitrary commands.
Set a password in the configuration file /etc/festival/server.scm by adding the line: (set! server_passwd password)
SolutionAll Festival users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-accessibility/festival-1.95_beta-r4'