An untrusted search path vulnerability in Facter could lead to local privilege escalation.
|Package||dev-ruby/facter on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 1.7.6|
|Unaffected versions||>= 1.7.6|
Facter is a cross-platform Ruby library for retrieving facts from operating systems.
Facter includes the current working directory in the search path.
A local attacker may be able to gain escalated privileges.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Facter users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-ruby/facter-1.7.6"
December 26, 2014
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