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<glsa id="200409-17">
<title>SUS: Local root vulnerability</title>
<synopsis>
SUS contains a string format bug that could lead to local privilege
escalation.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">SUS</product>
<announced>September 14, 2004</announced>
<revised>May 22, 2006: 02</revised>
<bug>63927</bug>
<access>local</access>
<affected>
<package name="app-admin/sus" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">2.0.2-r1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">2.0.2-r1</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
SUS is a utility that allows regular users to be able to execute
certain commands as root.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Leon Juranic found a bug in the logging functionality of SUS that can
lead to local privilege escalation. A format string vulnerability
exists in the log() function due to an incorrect call to the syslog()
function.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="high">
<p>
An attacker with local user privileges can potentially exploit this
vulnerability to gain root access.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All SUS users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv &quot;&gt;=app-admin/sus-2.0.2-r1&quot;
# emerge &quot;&gt;=app-admin/sus-2.0.2-r1&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://pdg.uow.edu.au/sus/CHANGES">SUS ChangeLog</uri>
<uri link="http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/375109/2004-09-11/2004-09-17/0">BugTraq Advisory</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-1469">CVE-2004-1469</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Mon, 13 Sep 2004 21:20:06 +0000">
jaervosz
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Tue, 14 Sep 2004 00:10:33 +0000">
lewk
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Tue, 14 Sep 2004 10:08:46 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
</glsa>