Gentoo: GLSA-201406-29: spice-gtk: Privilege escalation

    Date26 Jun 2014
    CategoryGentoo
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    A vulnerability in spice-gtk could allow local attackers to gain escalated privileges.
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    Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201406-29
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     Severity: High
        Title: spice-gtk: Privilege escalation
         Date: June 26, 2014
         Bugs: #435694
           ID: 201406-29
    
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    Synopsis
    ========
    
    A vulnerability in spice-gtk could allow local attackers to gain
    escalated privileges.
    
    Background
    ==========
    
    spice-gtk is a set of GObject and Gtk objects for connecting to Spice
    servers and a client GUI.
    
    Affected packages
    =================
    
        -------------------------------------------------------------------
         Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
        -------------------------------------------------------------------
      1  net-misc/spice-gtk            < 0.14                     >= 0.14
    
    Description
    ===========
    
    spice-gtk does not properly sanitize the DBUS_SYSTEM_BUS_ADDRESS
    environment variable.
    
    Impact
    ======
    
    A local attacker may be able to gain escalated privileges.
    
    Workaround
    ==========
    
    There is no known workaround at this time.
    
    Resolution
    ==========
    
    All spice-gtk users should upgrade to the latest version:
    
      # emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/spice-gtk-0.14"
    
    References
    ==========
    
    [ 1 ] CVE-2012-4425
          http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-4425
    
    Availability
    ============
    
    This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
    the Gentoo Security Website:
    
     http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201406-29.xml
    
    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
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or alternatively, you may file a bug at
    https://bugs.gentoo.org.
    
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