GLSA-201312-06 : Festival: Arbitrary code execution

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 71258


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201312-06 (Festival: Arbitrary code execution)

A vulnerability in Festival Server has an incorrect path in LD_LIBRARY_PATH, which allows local users to place a Trojan horse shared library in the current working directory.
Impact :

A local attacker can execute arbitrary a Trojan horse shared library, potentially resulting in arbitrary code execution and privilege escalation.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Festival users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-accessibility/festival-2.1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 71258

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201312-06.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/12/09

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:festival, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/12/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3996

BID: 44395

OSVDB: 69104

GLSA: 201312-06