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<glsa id="200411-26">
<title>GIMPS, SETI@home, ChessBrain: Insecure installation</title>
<synopsis>
Improper file ownership allows user-owned files to be run with root
privileges by init scripts.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">GIMPS,SETI@home,ChessBrain</product>
<announced>November 17, 2004</announced>
<revised>May 22, 2006: 03</revised>
<bug>69868</bug>
<access>local</access>
<affected>
<package name="sci-misc/gimps" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">23.9-r1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="le">23.9</vulnerable>
</package>
<package name="sci-misc/setiathome" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">3.08-r4</unaffected>
<unaffected range="rge">3.03-r2</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="le">3.08-r3</vulnerable>
</package>
<package name="sci-misc/chessbrain" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">20407-r1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="le">20407</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
GIMPS is a client for the distributed Great Internet Mersenne Prime
Search. SETI@home is the client for the Search for Extraterrestrial
Intelligence (SETI) project. ChessBrain is the client for the
distributed chess supercomputer.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
GIMPS, SETI@home and ChessBrain ebuilds install user-owned binaries and
init scripts which are executed with root privileges.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="high">
<p>
This could lead to a local privilege escalation or root compromise.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All GIMPS users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=sci-misc/gimps-23.9-r1&quot;</code>
<p>
All SETI@home users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=sci-misc/setiathome-3.03-r2&quot;</code>
<p>
All ChessBrain users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=sci-misc/chessbrain-20407-r1&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-1115">CVE-2004-1115</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-1116">CVE-2004-1116</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-1117">CVE-2004-1117</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Sat, 13 Nov 2004 08:00:15 +0000">
jaervosz
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Sun, 14 Nov 2004 18:34:14 +0000">
jaervosz
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Sun, 14 Nov 2004 18:38:42 +0000">
jaervosz
</metadata>
</glsa>