star contains a suid root vulnerability which could potentially grant unauthorized root access to an attacker.
|Package||app-arch/star on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 1.5_alpha46|
|Unaffected versions||>= 1.5_alpha46|
star is an enhanced tape archiver, much like tar, that is recognized for it's speed as well as it's enhanced mt/rmt support.
A suid root vulnerability exists in versions of star that are configured to use ssh for remote tape access.
Attackers with local user level access could potentially gain root level access.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All star users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv ">=app-arch/star-1.5_alpha46" # emerge ">=app-arch/star-1.5_alpha46"
September 07, 2004
May 30, 2006: 03