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Gentoo festival Privilege Escalation

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Release Date:  2007-07-26    Last Update:  2007-07-31    Views:  9,905

Secunia Advisory SA26229

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Privilege escalation

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Operating System:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Gentoo has acknowledged a vulnerability in the festival package, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.

The vulnerability is caused due to the festival daemon running as root user and listening for commands from localhost without requiring a password. This can be exploited to execute commands with root privileges.


Solution:
Update to version "app-accessibility/festival-1.95_beta-r4" or later.

Provided and/or discovered by:
The vendor credits Konstantine Shirow.

Original Advisory:
http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.gentoo.announce/1307

Deep Links:
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