[ GLSA 201805-15 ] beep: Local privilege escalation


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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201805-15
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https://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: beep: Local privilege escalation
Date: May 30, 2018
Bugs: #652330
ID: 201805-15

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability in beep could allow local attackers to escalate
privileges.

Background
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The advanced PC speaker beeper.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-misc/beep = 1.3-r3

Description
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A race condition, if setuid, was discovered in beep.

Impact
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A local attacker could escalate privileges.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All beep users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge –sync
# emerge –ask –oneshot –verbose “>=app-misc/beep-1.3-r3″

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2018-0492
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-0492

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/201805-15

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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