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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2017-14484: GIMPS: Root privilege escalation

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2017-14484: GIMPS: Root privilege escalation

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
09/15/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/30/2017
Modified
12/01/2017

Description

The Gentoo sci-mathematics/gimps package before 28.10-r1 for Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS) allows local users to gain privileges by creating a hard link under /var/lib/gimps, because an unsafe "chown -R" command is executed.

Solution(s)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-sci-mathematics-gimps

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