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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2004-1116: GIMPS, SETI@home, ChessBrain: Insecure installation

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2004-1116: GIMPS, SETI@home, ChessBrain: Insecure installation

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
01/10/2005
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/30/2017
Modified
10/30/2017

Description

The init scripts in Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS) 23.9 and earlier execute user-owned programs with root privileges, which allows local users to gain privileges by modifying the programs.

Solution(s)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-sci-misc-chessbrain
  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-sci-misc-gimps
  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-sci-misc-setiathome

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