SUS contains a string format bug that could lead to local privilege escalation.
|Package||app-admin/sus on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 2.0.2-r1|
|Unaffected versions||>= 2.0.2-r1|
SUS is a utility that allows regular users to be able to execute certain commands as root.
Leon Juranic found a bug in the logging functionality of SUS that can lead to local privilege escalation. A format string vulnerability exists in the log() function due to an incorrect call to the syslog() function.
An attacker with local user privileges can potentially exploit this vulnerability to gain root access.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All SUS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv ">=app-admin/sus-2.0.2-r1" # emerge ">=app-admin/sus-2.0.2-r1"
September 14, 2004
May 22, 2006: 02