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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2016-10152: hesiod: Root privilege escalation

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2016-10152: hesiod: Root privilege escalation

Severity
10
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
03/28/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
05/03/2018
Modified
05/03/2018

Description

The read_config_file function in lib/hesiod.c in Hesiod 3.2.1 falls back to the ".athena.mit.edu" default domain when opening the configuration file fails, which allows remote attackers to gain root privileges by poisoning the DNS cache.

Solution(s)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-net-dns-hesiod

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