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<glsa id="201412-45">
<title>Facter: Privilege escalation</title>
<synopsis>An untrusted search path vulnerability in Facter could lead to
local privilege escalation.
<product type="ebuild">facter</product>
<announced>December 26, 2014</announced>
<revised>December 26, 2014: 1</revised>
<package name="dev-ruby/facter" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.7.6</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.7.6</vulnerable>
<p>Facter is a cross-platform Ruby library for retrieving facts from
operating systems.
<p>Facter includes the current working directory in the search path.</p>
<impact type="high">
<p>A local attacker may be able to gain escalated privileges.</p>
<p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
<p>All Facter users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=dev-ruby/facter-1.7.6"
<uri link="">CVE-2014-3248</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Sat, 16 Aug 2014 21:34:38 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Fri, 26 Dec 2014 18:59:01 +0000">ackle</metadata>