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Gentoo Linux Advisory: star

Sep 08, 2004, 17:29 (0 Talkback[s])

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200409-11

http://security.gentoo.org/


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


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

Package Vulnerable Unaffected
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

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