[ GLSA 201805-11 ] Rootkit Hunter: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code


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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201805-11
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https://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Rootkit Hunter: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Date: May 26, 2018
Bugs: #623150
ID: 201805-11

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability has been found in Rootkit Hunter that allows a remote
attacker to execute arbitrary code.

Background
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Scans for known and unknown rootkits, backdoors, and sniffers.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-forensics/rkhunter =3D 1.4.6=20

Description
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A vulnerability was discovered in Rootkit Hunter that allows the
downloading of mirror updates over insecure channels (HTTP).=20
Furthermore, the mirror update is then executed in Bash.

Impact
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A remote attacker, by performing a man-in-the-middle attack, could
execute arbitrary code, conduct a Denial of Service, or have other
unspecified impacts.

Workaround
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Users are advised to not trust insecure protocols such as HTTP and to
turn off any mirror updates utilizing such channels.

Resolution
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All Rootkit Hunter users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge –sync
# emerge –ask –oneshot –verbose “>=3Dapp-forensics/rkhunter-1.4.6″

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2017-7480
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-7480

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

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201805-11

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 2018 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.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
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