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[ GLSA 200409-11 ] star: Suid root vulnerability
From: Kurt Lieber <klieber () gentoo org>
Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2004 23:48:44 +0000

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200409-11
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  Severity: High
     Title: star: Suid root vulnerability
      Date: September 07, 2004
      Bugs: #61797
        ID: 200409-11

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Synopsis
========

star contains a suid root vulnerability which could potentially grant
unauthorized root access to an attacker.

Background
==========

star is an enhanced tape archiver, much like tar, that is recognized
for it's speed as well as it's enhanced mt/rmt support.

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

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     Package        /      Vulnerable      /                Unaffected
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  1  app-arch/star     < star-1.5_alpha46          >= star-1.5_alpha46

Description
===========

A suid root vulnerability exists in versions of star that are
configured to use ssh for remote tape access.

Impact
======

Attackers with local user level access could potentially gain root
level access.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All star users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge sync

    # emerge -pv ">=app-arch/star-1.5_alpha46"
    # emerge ">=app-arch/star-1.5_alpha46"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] Star Mailing List Announcement
        https://lists.berlios.de/pipermail/star-users/2004-August/000239.html

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

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

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200409-11.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
security () gentoo org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2004 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/1.0

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