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Gentoo alert 201406-29 (spice-gtk)

From:  Chris Reffett <creffett@gentoo.org>
To:  gentoo-announce@gentoo.org
Subject:  [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 201406-29 ] spice-gtk: Privilege escalation
Date:  Thu, 26 Jun 2014 19:32:47 -0400
Message-ID:  <53ACAD9F.1050703@gentoo.org>

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201406-29 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - http://security.gentoo.org/ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Severity: High Title: spice-gtk: Privilege escalation Date: June 26, 2014 Bugs: #435694 ID: 201406-29 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 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 security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at https://bugs.gentoo.org. License ======= Copyright 2014 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/2.5


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