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<!DOCTYPE glsa SYSTEM "http://www.gentoo.org/dtd/glsa.dtd">
<glsa id="201412-45">
<title>Facter: Privilege escalation</title>
<synopsis>An untrusted search path vulnerability in Facter could lead to
local privilege escalation.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">facter</product>
<announced>December 26, 2014</announced>
<revised>December 26, 2014: 1</revised>
<bug>514476</bug>
<access>local</access>
<affected>
<package name="dev-ruby/facter" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.7.6</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.7.6</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>Facter is a cross-platform Ruby library for retrieving facts from
operating systems.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>Facter includes the current working directory in the search path.</p>
</description>
<impact type="high">
<p>A local attacker may be able to gain escalated privileges.</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>All Facter users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=dev-ruby/facter-1.7.6"
</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2014-3248">CVE-2014-3248</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Sat, 16 Aug 2014 21:34:38 +0000">
BlueKnight
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Fri, 26 Dec 2014 18:59:01 +0000">ackle</metadata>
</glsa>