GLSA-201412-45 : Facter: Privilege escalation

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 80266


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201412-45 (Facter: Privilege escalation)

Facter includes the current working directory in the search path.
Impact :

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

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Facter users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-ruby/facter-1.7.6'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 80266

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201412-45.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/12/29

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.2

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:facter, 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-2014-3248

BID: 68035

GLSA: 201412-45