GLSA-201312-06 : Festival: Arbitrary code execution
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 71258
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
A local attacker can execute arbitrary a Trojan horse shared library, potentially resulting in arbitrary code execution and privilege escalation.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Festival users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-accessibility/festival-2.1'