Gentoo's collectd package contains multiple vulnerabilities, the worst of which may allow local attackers to escalate privileges.
|Package||app-admin/collectd on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 5.7.2-r1|
|Unaffected versions||>= 5.7.2-r1|
collectd is a daemon which collects system and application performance metrics periodically and provides mechanisms to store the values in a variety of ways, for example in RRD files.
Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Gentoo’s collectd package. Please review the referenced CVE identifiers and bug entries for details.
A local attacker, who either is already collectd’s system user or belongs to collectd’s group, could potentially gain root privileges and cause a Denial of Service condition.
Remote attackers could cause a Denial of Service condition via specially crafted SNMP responses.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All collectd users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-admin/collectd-5.7.2-r1"