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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201709-05

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201709-05
Posted Sep 17, 2017
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201709-5 - A vulnerability in chkrootkit may allow local users to gain root privileges. Versions less than 0.50 are affected.

tags | advisory, local, root
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2014-0476
MD5 | 8e8deded30eaedbb8641385e2485f018

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201709-05

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Severity: High
Title: chkrootkit: Local privilege escalation
Date: September 17, 2017
Bugs: #512356
ID: 201709-05

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Synopsis
========

A vulnerability in chkrootkit may allow local users to gain root
privileges.

Background
==========

chkrootkit is a tool to locally check for signs of a rootkit.

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

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-forensics/chkrootkit
< 0.50 >= 0.50

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

When /tmp is mounted without the noexec option chkrootkit will execute
files in /tmp with root privileges.

Impact
======

A local attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with root
privileges.

Workaround
==========

Users should mount /tmp with noexec option.

Resolution
==========

All chkrootkit users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-forensics/chkrootkit-0.50"

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2014-0476
https://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2014-0476

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

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

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201709-05

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
=======

Copyright 2017 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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