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<title>Speedtouch USB driver: Privilege escalation vulnerability</title>
<synopsis>
A vulnerability in the Speedtouch USB driver can be exploited to allow
local users to execute arbitrary code with escalated privileges.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">speedtouch</product>
<announced>November 02, 2004</announced>
<revised>November 02, 2004: 01</revised>
<bug>68436</bug>
<access>local</access>
<affected>
<package name="net-dialup/speedtouch" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.3.1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.3.1</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
The speedtouch package contains a driver for the ADSL SpeedTouch USB modem.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
The Speedtouch USB driver contains multiple format string vulnerabilities
in modem_run, pppoa2 and pppoa3. This flaw is due to an improperly made
syslog() system call.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="high">
<p>
A malicious local user could exploit this vulnerability by causing a buffer
overflow, and potentially allowing the execution of arbitrary code with
escalated privileges.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All Speedtouch USB driver users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-dialup/speedtouch-1.3.1"</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0834">CAN-2004-0834</uri>
<uri link="http://speedtouch.sourceforge.net/index.php?/news.en.html">Speedtouch Project News Announcements</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Fri, 29 Oct 2004 08:13:35 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Fri, 29 Oct 2004 13:15:40 +0000">
lewk
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Tue, 2 Nov 2004 13:27:33 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
</glsa>