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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2014-0476: chkrootkit: Local privilege escalation

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2014-0476: chkrootkit: Local privilege escalation

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
10/25/2014
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/30/2017
Modified
05/09/2019

Description

The slapper function in chkrootkit before 0.50 does not properly quote file paths, which allows local users to execute arbitrary code via a Trojan horse executable. NOTE: this is only a vulnerability when /tmp is not mounted with the noexec option.

Solution(s)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-app-forensics-chkrootkit

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