Festival: Arbitrary code execution — GLSA 201312-06

A vulnerability in Festival could result in arbitrary code execution, and privilege escalation.

Affected Packages

app-accessibility/festival on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.1
Unaffected versions >= 2.1

Background

Festival is a Text to Speech Engine from The Centre for Speech Technology Research.

Description

A vulnerability in Festival Server has an incorrect path in LD_LIBRARY_PATH, which allows local users to place a Trojan horse shared library in the current working directory.

Impact

A local attacker can execute arbitrary a Trojan horse shared library, potentially resulting in arbitrary code execution and privilege escalation.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Festival users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-accessibility/festival-2.1"
 

References

Release Date
December 09, 2013

Latest Revision
December 09, 2013: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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