Executive Summary

Summary
Title NX Server Free Edition, NX Node: Privilege escalation
Informations
Name GLSA-201201-07 First vendor Publication 2012-01-23
Vendor Gentoo Last vendor Modification 2012-01-23
Severity (Vendor) High Revision N/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Cvss Base Score 7.2 Attack Range Local
Cvss Impact Score 10 Attack Complexity Low
Cvss Expoit Score 3.9 Authentication None Required
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Detail

Synopsis

An unspecified vulnerability in NX Server Free Edition and NX Node could allow local attackers to gain root privileges.

Background

NX Server Free Edition is a remote display technology by No Machine. NX Node provides the shared components for NX Server.

Description

NX Server Free Edition and NX Node use nxconfigure.sh, a setuid script containing an unspecified vulnerability.

Impact

A local attacker could gain escalated privileges.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All NX Server Free Edition users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot -v ">=net-misc/nxserver-freeedition-3.5.0.5"

All NX Node users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/nxnode-3.5.0.4"

NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since August 23, 2011. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

References

[ 1 ] CVE-2011-3977 : http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2011-3977

Availability

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201201-07.xml

Original Source

Url : http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201201-07.xml

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

TypeDescriptionCount
Application3
Application3

OpenVAS Exploits

DateDescription
2012-02-12Name : Gentoo Security Advisory GLSA 201201-07 (NX Server NX Node)
File : nvt/glsa_201201_07.nasl

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

idDescription
75654NX Multiple Product usr/NX/scripts/restricted/nxconfigure.sh Unspecified Loca...

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

DateDescription
2012-01-24Name : The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : gentoo_GLSA-201201-07.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

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