GLSA 200409-11: star: Suid root vulnerability
Posted on: 09/08/2004 05:48 AM

A star security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200409-11
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: star: Suid root vulnerability
Date: September 07, 2004
Bugs: #61797
ID: 200409-11

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Synopsis
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star contains a suid root vulnerability which could potentially grant unauthorized root access to an attacker.

Background
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star is an enhanced tape archiver, much like tar, that is recognized for it's speed as well as it's enhanced mt/rmt support.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-arch/star < star-1.5_alpha46 >= star-1.5_alpha46

Description
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A suid root vulnerability exists in versions of star that are configured to use ssh for remote tape access.

Impact
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Attackers with local user level access could potentially gain root level access.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All star users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=app-arch/star-1.5_alpha46"
# emerge ">=app-arch/star-1.5_alpha46"

References
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[ 1 ] Star Mailing List Announcement
https://lists.berlios.de/pipermail/star-users/2004-August/000239.html

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

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200409-11.xml

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 http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2004 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/1.0


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