GLSA 200512-07 OpenLDAP, Gauche: RUNPATH issues
Posted on: 12/15/2005 02:32 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - OpenLDAP, Gauche: RUNPATH issues. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200512-07
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Low
Title: OpenLDAP, Gauche: RUNPATH issues
Date: December 15, 2005
Bugs: #105380, #112577
ID: 200512-07

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Synopsis
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OpenLDAP and Gauche suffer from RUNPATH issues that may allow users in
the "portage" group to escalate privileges.

Background
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OpenLDAP is a suite of LDAP-related application and development tools.
Gauche is an R5RS Scheme interpreter.

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

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-nds/openldap lt; 2.2.28-r3 gt;= 2.2.28-r3
*gt;= 2.1.30-r6
2 dev-lang/gauche lt; 0.8.6-r1 gt;= 0.8.6-r1
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2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
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Description
===========

Gentoo packaging for OpenLDAP and Gauche may introduce insecure paths
into the list of directories that are searched for libraries at
runtime.

Impact
======

A local attacker, who is a member of the "portage" group, could create
a malicious shared object in the Portage temporary build directory that
would be loaded at runtime by a dependent binary, potentially resulting
in privilege escalation.

Workaround
==========

Only grant "portage" group rights to trusted users.

Resolution
==========

All OpenLDAP users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose net-nds/openldap

All Gauche users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=dev-lang/gauche-0.8.6-r1"

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

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

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200512-07.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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