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<glsa id="201412-15">
<title>MCollective: Privilege escalation</title>
<synopsis>Two vulnerabilities have been found in MCollective, the worst of
which could lead to privilege escalation.
<product type="ebuild">mcollective</product>
<announced>December 13, 2014</announced>
<revised>December 13, 2014: 1</revised>
<package name="app-admin/mcollective" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">2.5.3</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">2.5.3</vulnerable>
<p>MCollective is a framework to build server orchestration or parallel job
execution systems.
<p>Two vulnerabilities have been found in MCollective:</p>
<li>An untrusted search path vulnerability exists in MCollective
<li>MCollective does not properly validate server certificates
<impact type="normal">
<p>A local attacker can execute arbitrary a Trojan horse shared library,
potentially resulting in arbitrary code execution and privilege
escalation. Furthermore, a local attacker may be able to establish
unauthorized MCollective connections.
<p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
<p>All MCollective users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=app-admin/mcollective-2.5.3"
<uri link="">CVE-2014-3248</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2014-3251</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:26:18 +0000">K_F</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Sat, 13 Dec 2014 17:06:37 +0000">ackle</metadata>