X2Go Server: Privilege Escalation — GLSA 201405-26

A local privilege escalation vulnerability has been discovered in X2Go Server.

Affected Packages

net-misc/x2goserver on all architectures
Affected versions < 4.0.1.12
Unaffected versions >= 4.0.1.12

Background

X2Go is an open source terminal server project.

Description

X2Go Server is prone to a local privilege-escalation vulnerability.

Impact

A local attacker could gain escalated privileges.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All X2Go Server users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/x2goserver-4.0.1.12"
 

References

Release Date
May 19, 2014

Latest Revision
May 19, 2014: 1

Severity
high

Exploitable
local

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