[ GLSA 201803-10 ] collectd: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201803-10
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https://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: collectd: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: March 22, 2018
Bugs: #628540, #637538
ID: 201803-10

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Synopsis

Gentoo’s collectd package contains multiple vulnerabilities, the worst
of which may allow local attackers to escalate privileges.

Background

collectd is a daemon which collects system and application performance
metrics periodically and provides mechanisms to store the values in a
variety of ways, for example in RRD files.

Affected packages

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-admin/collectd =3D 5.7.2-r1=20

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Gentoo’s collectd package.
Please review the referenced CVE identifiers and bug entries for
details.

Impact

A local attacker, who either is already collectd’s system user or
belongs to collectd’s group, could potentially gain root privileges and
cause a Denial of Service condition.

Remote attackers could cause a Denial of Service condition via
specially crafted SNMP responses.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All collectd users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge –sync
# emerge –ask –oneshot –verbose “>=3Dapp-admin/collectd-5.7.2-r1”

References

[ 1 ] CVE-2017-16820
https://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=3DCVE-2017-16820
[ 2 ] CVE-2017-18240
https://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=3DCVE-2017-18240

Availability

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

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201803-10

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

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belongs to its owner(s).

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