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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201806-03

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201806-03
Posted Jun 13, 2018
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201806-3 - Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in BURP's Gentoo ebuild, the worst of which could lead to root privilege escalation. Versions less than 2.1.32 are affected.

tags | advisory, root, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2017-18284, CVE-2017-18285
MD5 | 34f3d723a1b598e50cf92fbe98bfad58

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201806-03

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Severity: Normal
Title: BURP: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: June 13, 2018
Bugs: #628770, #641842
ID: 201806-03

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in BURP's Gentoo ebuild, the
worst of which could lead to root privilege escalation.

Background
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A network backup and restore program.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-backup/burp < 2.1.32 >= 2.1.32

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

It was discovered that Gentoo's BURP ebuild does not properly set
permissions or place the pid file in a safe directory.

Impact
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A local attacker could escalate privileges.

Workaround
==========

Users should ensure the proper permissions are set as discussed in the
referenced bugs.

Resolution
==========

All BURP users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-backup/burp-2.1.32"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2017-18284
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-18284
[ 2 ] CVE-2017-18285
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-18285

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

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

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201806-03

Concerns?
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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 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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