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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201201-15
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 Severity: High
    Title: ktsuss: Privilege escalation
     Date: January 27, 2012
     Bugs: #381115
       ID: 201201-15

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Synopsis
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Two vulnerabilities have been found in ktsuss, allowing local attackersto gain escalated privileges.

Background
=========
ktsuss is a simple, graphical version of su written in C and GTK+.

Affected packages
================
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  x11-misc/ktsuss               <= 1.4                  Vulnerable!
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     NOTE: Certain packages are still vulnerable. Users should migrate
           to another package if one is available or wait for the
           existing packages to be marked stable by their
           architecture maintainers.

Description
==========
Two vulnerabilities have been found in ktuss:

* Under specific circumstances, ktsuss skips authentication and fails
  to change the effective UID back to the real UID (CVE-2011-2921).
* The GTK interface spawned by the ktsuss binary is run as root
  (CVE-2011-2922).

Impact
=====
A local attacker could gain escalated privileges and use the
"GTK_MODULES" environment variable to possibly execute arbitrary code
with root privileges.

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

Resolution
=========
Gentoo discontinued support for ktsuss. We recommend that users unmerge
ktsuss:

  # emerge --unmerge "x11-misc/ktsuss"

References
=========
[ 1 ] CVE-2011-2921
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-2921
[ 2 ] CVE-2011-2922
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-2922

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

 https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201201-15

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 2012 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/

Gentoo: GLSA-201201-15: ktsuss: Privilege escalation

Two vulnerabilities have been found in ktsuss, allowing local attackers to gain escalated privileges.

Summary

Two vulnerabilities have been found in ktuss: * Under specific circumstances, ktsuss skips authentication and fails to change the effective UID back to the real UID (CVE-2011-2921). * The GTK interface spawned by the ktsuss binary is run as root (CVE-2011-2922).

Resolution

Gentoo discontinued support for ktsuss. We recommend that users unmerge ktsuss: # emerge --unmerge "x11-misc/ktsuss"

References

[ 1 ] CVE-2011-2921 http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-2921 [ 2 ] CVE-2011-2922 http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-2922

Availability

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website: https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201201-15

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.

Severity
Severity: High
Title: ktsuss: Privilege escalation
Date: January 27, 2012
Bugs: #381115
ID: 201201-15

Synopsis

Two vulnerabilities have been found in ktsuss, allowing local attackersto gain escalated privileges.

Background

ktsuss is a simple, graphical version of su written in C and GTK+.

Affected Packages

------------------------------------------------------------------- Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 x11-misc/ktsuss <= 1.4 Vulnerable! ------------------------------------------------------------------- NOTE: Certain packages are still vulnerable. Users should migrate to another package if one is available or wait for the existing packages to be marked stable by their architecture maintainers.

Impact

===== A local attacker could gain escalated privileges and use the "GTK_MODULES" environment variable to possibly execute arbitrary code with root privileges.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

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