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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201805-01

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201805-01
Posted May 3, 2018
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201805-1 - A vulnerability was discovered in hesiod which may allow remote attackers to gain root privileges. Versions less than or equal to 3.1.0 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, root
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2016-10151, CVE-2016-10152
MD5 | 70a420feed8c0428133a9d755f90bd51

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201805-01

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Severity: Normal
Title: hesiod: Root privilege escalation
Date: May 02, 2018
Bugs: #606652
ID: 201805-01

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Synopsis
========

A vulnerability was discovered in hesiod which may allow remote
attackers to gain root privileges.

Background
==========

DNS functionality to access to DB of information that changes
infrequently.

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

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-dns/hesiod <= 3.1.0 Vulnerable!
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NOTE: Certain packages are still vulnerable. Users should migrate
to another package if one is available or wait for the
existing packages to be marked stable by their
architecture maintainers.

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

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in hesiod that have
remained unaddressed. Please review the referenced CVE identifiers for
details.

Impact
======

A remote or local attacker may be able to escalate privileges to root.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

Gentoo has discontinued support for hesiod and recommends that users
unmerge the package:

# emerge --unmerge "net-dns/hesiod"

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2016-10151
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-10151
[ 2 ] CVE-2016-10152
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-10152

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

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

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201805-01

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 2018 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.

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

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