GLSA-201412-15 : MCollective: Privilege escalation

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79968


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201412-15 (MCollective: Privilege escalation)

Two vulnerabilities have been found in MCollective:
An untrusted search path vulnerability exists in MCollective (CVE-2014-3248) MCollective does not properly validate server certificates (CVE-2014-3251) Impact :

A local attacker can execute arbitrary a Trojan horse shared library, potentially resulting in arbitrary code execution and privilege escalation. Furthermore, a local attacker may be able to establish unauthorized MCollective connections.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All MCollective users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-admin/mcollective-2.5.3'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79968

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201412-15.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/12/15

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.2

Temporal Score: 5.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/12/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3248, CVE-2014-3251

BID: 68035, 69235

GLSA: 201412-15