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<glsa id="200803-05">
<title>SplitVT: Privilege escalation</title>
<synopsis>
A vulnerability in SplitVT may allow local users to gain escalated
privileges.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">splitvt</product>
<announced>March 03, 2008</announced>
<revised>March 03, 2008: 01</revised>
<bug>211240</bug>
<access>local</access>
<affected>
<package name="app-misc/splitvt" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.6.6-r1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.6.6-r1</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
SplitVT is a program for splitting terminals into two shells.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Mike Ashton reported that SplitVT does not drop group privileges before
executing the xprop utility.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="high">
<p>
A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain the "utmp"
group privileges.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All SplitVT users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=app-misc/splitvt-1.6.6-r1&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0162">CVE-2008-0162</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Tue, 26 Feb 2008 20:35:01 +0000">
jaervosz
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Tue, 26 Feb 2008 20:35:10 +0000">
jaervosz
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Fri, 29 Feb 2008 11:02:58 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
</glsa>