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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2011-2922: ktsuss: Privilege escalation

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2011-2922: ktsuss: Privilege escalation

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
01/27/2012
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/30/2017
Modified
11/25/2019

Description

ktsuss versions 1.4 and prior spawns the GTK interface to run as root. This can allow a local attacker to escalate privileges to root and use the "GTK_MODULES" environment variable to possibly execute arbitrary code.

Solution(s)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-x11-misc-ktsuss

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