Executive Summary

Summary
TitleGKSu: Arbitrary command execution
Informations
NameGLSA-201812-10First vendor Publication2018-12-30
VendorGentooLast vendor Modification2018-12-30
Severity (Vendor) N/ARevisionN/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Cvss Base Score6.8Attack RangeNetwork
Cvss Impact Score6.4Attack ComplexityMedium
Cvss Expoit Score8.6AuthenticationNone Required
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Detail

Synopsis

A vulnerability in GKSu might allow attackers to execute arbitrary commands.

Background

A library that provides a Gtk+ frontend to su and sudo.

Description

A vulnerability was discovered in GKSu's gksu-run-helper.

Impact

An attacker could execute arbitrary commands.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

Gentoo has discontinued support for GKSu and recommends that users unmerge the package:
# emerge --unmerge "x11-libs/gksu"

References

[ 1 ] CVE-2014-2886 : https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2014-2886

Availability

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

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201812-10

Original Source

Url : http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201812-10.xml

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

%idName
100 %CWE-264Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

TypeDescriptionCount
Application1

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

DateDescription
2018-12-31Name : The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : gentoo_GLSA-201812-10.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

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DateInformations
2018-12-31 00:18:50
  • First insertion