GLSA 200409-17: SUS: Local root vulnerability
Posted on: 09/14/2004 06:06 PM

A SUS security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200409-17
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: SUS: Local root vulnerability
Date: September 14, 2004
Bugs: #63927
ID: 200409-17

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Synopsis
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SUS contains a string format bug that could lead to local privilege escalation.

Background
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SUS is a utility that allows regular users to be able to execute certain commands as root.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-admin/sus < 2.0.2-r1 >= 2.0.2-r1

Description
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Leon Juranic found a bug in the logging functionality of SUS that can lead to local privilege escalation. A format string vulnerability exists in the log() function due to an incorrect call to the syslog() function.

Impact
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An attacker with local user privileges can potentially exploit this vulnerability to gain root access.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All SUS users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=app-admin/sus-2.0.2-r1"
# emerge ">=app-admin/sus-2.0.2-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] SUS ChangeLog
http://pdg.uow.edu.au/sus/CHANGES
[ 2 ] BugTraq Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/375109/2004-09-11/2004-09-17/0

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-200409-17.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 decurity@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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