GLSA-201412-44 : policycoreutils: Privilege escalation
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 80265
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201412-44 (policycoreutils: Privilege escalation)
The seunshare utility is owned by root with 4755 permissions which can be exploited by a setuid system call.
A local attacker may be able to gain escalated privileges.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll policycoreutils users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/policycoreutils-2.2.5-r4'