A vulnerability in SplitVT may allow local users to gain escalated privileges.
|Package||app-misc/splitvt on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 1.6.6-r1|
|Unaffected versions||>= 1.6.6-r1|
SplitVT is a program for splitting terminals into two shells.
Mike Ashton reported that SplitVT does not drop group privileges before executing the xprop utility.
A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain the "utmp" group privileges.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All SplitVT users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-misc/splitvt-1.6.6-r1"
March 03, 2008
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