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<glsa id="200707-10">
<title>Festival: Privilege elevation</title>
A vulnerability has been discovered in Festival, allowing for a local
privilege escalation.
<product type="ebuild">festival</product>
<announced>July 25, 2007</announced>
<revised>July 25, 2007: 01</revised>
<package name="app-accessibility/festival" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.95_beta-r4</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.95_beta-r4</vulnerable>
Festival is a text-to-speech accessibility program.
Konstantine Shirow reported a vulnerability in default Gentoo
configurations of Festival. The daemon is configured to run with root
privileges and to listen on localhost, without requiring a password.
<impact type="high">
A local attacker could gain root privileges by connecting to the daemon
and execute arbitrary commands.
Set a password in the configuration file /etc/festival/server.scm by
adding the line: (set! server_passwd password)
All Festival users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=app-accessibility/festival-1.95_beta-r4&quot;</code>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Wed, 25 Jul 2007 09:41:45 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Wed, 25 Jul 2007 21:25:25 +0000">