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<glsa id="200409-11">
<title>star: Suid root vulnerability</title>
star contains a suid root vulnerability which could potentially grant
unauthorized root access to an attacker.
<product type="ebuild">star</product>
<announced>September 07, 2004</announced>
<revised>May 30, 2006: 03</revised>
<package name="app-arch/star" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.5_alpha46</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.5_alpha46</vulnerable>
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.
A suid root vulnerability exists in versions of star that are
configured to use ssh for remote tape access.
<impact type="high">
Attackers with local user level access could potentially gain root
level access.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All star users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv &quot;&gt;=app-arch/star-1.5_alpha46&quot;
# emerge &quot;&gt;=app-arch/star-1.5_alpha46&quot;</code>
<uri link="">Star Mailing List Announcement</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2004-0850</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Fri, 3 Sep 2004 20:05:50 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Sat, 4 Sep 2004 19:37:00 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Tue, 7 Sep 2004 20:59:47 +0000">