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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201412-45

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201412-45
Posted Dec 29, 2014
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201412-45 - An untrusted search path vulnerability in Facter could lead to local privilege escalation. Versions less than 1.7.6 are affected.

tags | advisory, local
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2014-3248
SHA-256 | 2408fdb470e5ca13e3158b05ea08bf735a14aefe460cfdf705aa3ba374e80432

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201412-45

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Severity: High
Title: Facter: Privilege escalation
Date: December 26, 2014
Bugs: #514476
ID: 201412-45

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Synopsis
========

An untrusted search path vulnerability in Facter could lead to local
privilege escalation.

Background
==========

Facter is a cross-platform Ruby library for retrieving facts from
operating systems.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-ruby/facter < 1.7.6 >= 1.7.6

Description
===========

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.

Resolution
==========

All Facter users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-ruby/facter-1.7.6"

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2014-3248
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2014-3248

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201412-45.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2014 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
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