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rssh "chroot" Directory Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2005-12-23    Last Update:  2006-03-23    Views:  10,915

Secunia Advisory SA18224

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Privilege escalation

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Max Vozeler has reported a vulnerability in rssh, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.

The vulnerability is caused due to a design error that allows malicious users to use the affected application with arbitrary chroot directories.

The vulnerability is related to #1 in:
SA18223

Successful exploitation requires that "rssh_chroot_helper" is installed setuid root.

The vulnerability has been reported in version 2.0.0 through 2.2.3.


Solution:
Update to version 2.3.1.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Max Vozeler

Original Advisory:
rssh:
http://www.pizzashack.org/rssh/security.shtml

Debian Bugzilla:
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=346322

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

Do you have additional information related to this advisory?

Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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