[ GLSA 201711-11 ] VDE: Privilege escalation

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=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0Title: VDE: Privilege escalation
=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0Date: November 12, 2017
=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0Bugs: #603382
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Synopsis
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A vulnerability was discovered in VDE which may allow local users to
gain root privileges.

Background
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VDE is an ethernet compliant virtual network that can be spawned over a
set of physical computer over the Internet.

Affected packages
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Description
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It was discovered that Gentoo=E2=80=99s default VDE installation suffered f=
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a privilege escalation vulnerability in the init script. This script
calls an unsafe ‘chown’ command which gives members from “qemu” group
root privileges.

Impact
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A local attacker could escalate privileges to root.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All VDE users should upgrade to the latest version:

=C2=A0 # emerge –sync
=C2=A0 # emerge –ask –oneshot –verbose “>=3Dnet-misc/vde-2.3.2-r4″

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2017-16638
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CVE-2017-16638

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

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Concerns?
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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
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Copyright 2017 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

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