GLSA 200509-05 Net-SNMP: Insecure RPATH
Posted on: 09/06/2005 08:13 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Net-SNMP: Insecure RPATH. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200509-05
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Net-SNMP: Insecure RPATH
Date: September 06, 2005
Bugs: #103776
ID: 200509-05

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Synopsis
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The Gentoo Net-SNMP package may provide Perl modules containing an
insecure DT_RPATH, potentially allowing privilege escalation.

Background
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Net-SNMP is a suite of applications used to implement the Simple
Network Management Protocol.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-analyzer/net-snmp lt; 5.2.1.2-r1 gt;= 5.2.1.2-r1

Description
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James Cloos reported that Perl modules from the Net-SNMP package look
for libraries in an untrusted location. This is due to a flaw in the
Gentoo package, and not the Net-SNMP suite.

Impact
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A local attacker (member of the portage group) may be able to create a
shared object that would be loaded by the Net-SNMP Perl modules,
executing arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the
Perl script.

Workaround
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Limit group portage access to trusted users.

Resolution
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All Net-SNMP users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-analyzer/net-snmp-5.2.1.2-r1"

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-200509-05.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 2005 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/2.0



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