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  Severity: High
     Title: SplitVT: Privilege escalation
      Date: March 03, 2008
      Bugs: #211240
        ID: 200803-05

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability in SplitVT may allow local users to gain escalated
privileges.

Background
=========
SplitVT is a program for splitting terminals into two shells.

Affected packages
================
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     Package           /  Vulnerable  /                     Unaffected
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  1  app-misc/splitvt     < 1.6.6-r1                       >= 1.6.6-r1

Description
==========
Mike Ashton reported that SplitVT does not drop group privileges before
executing the xprop utility.

Impact
=====
A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain the "utmp"
group privileges.

Workaround
=========
There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
=========
All SplitVT users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-misc/splitvt-1.6.6-r1"

References
=========
  [ 1 ] CVE-2008-0162
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0162

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

  https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200803-05

Concerns?
========
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
======
Copyright 2008 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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Gentoo: GLSA-200803-05: SplitVT: Privilege escalation

A vulnerability in SplitVT may allow local users to gain escalated privileges.

Summary

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200803-05
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Severity: High Title: SplitVT: Privilege escalation Date: March 03, 2008 Bugs: #211240 ID: 200803-05

Synopsis ======= A vulnerability in SplitVT may allow local users to gain escalated privileges.
Background ========= SplitVT is a program for splitting terminals into two shells.
Affected packages ================ ------------------------------------------------------------------- Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 app-misc/splitvt < 1.6.6-r1 >= 1.6.6-r1
========== Mike Ashton reported that SplitVT does not drop group privileges before executing the xprop utility.
Impact ===== A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain the "utmp" group privileges.
Workaround ========= There is no known workaround at this time.
Resolution ========= All SplitVT users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-misc/splitvt-1.6.6-r1"
References ========= [ 1 ] CVE-2008-0162 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0162
Availability =========== This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200803-05
Concerns? ======== 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 ====== Copyright 2008 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.
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