GLSA-201412-44 : policycoreutils: Privilege escalation

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 80265


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


The 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.
Impact :

A local attacker may be able to gain escalated privileges.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All policycoreutils users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/policycoreutils-2.2.5-r4'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 80265

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201412-44.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/12/29

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:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:policycoreutils, 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: 2014/12/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3215

BID: 67341

GLSA: 201412-44