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<title>star: Suid root vulnerability</title>
<synopsis>
star contains a suid root vulnerability which could potentially grant
unauthorized root access to an attacker.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">star</product>
<announced>September 07, 2004</announced>
<revised>May 30, 2006: 03</revised>
<bug>61797</bug>
<access>local</access>
<affected>
<package name="app-arch/star" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.5_alpha46</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.5_alpha46</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
star is an enhanced tape archiver, much like tar, that is recognized
for it's speed as well as it's enhanced mt/rmt support.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
A suid root vulnerability exists in versions of star that are
configured to use ssh for remote tape access.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="high">
<p>
Attackers with local user level access could potentially gain root
level access.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All star users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv &quot;&gt;=app-arch/star-1.5_alpha46&quot;
# emerge &quot;&gt;=app-arch/star-1.5_alpha46&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="https://lists.berlios.de/pipermail/star-users/2004-August/000239.html">Star Mailing List Announcement</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-0850">CVE-2004-0850</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Fri, 3 Sep 2004 20:05:50 +0000">
jaervosz
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Sat, 4 Sep 2004 19:37:00 +0000">
lewk
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Tue, 7 Sep 2004 20:59:47 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
</glsa>