A root privilege escalation through setuid executable and cron job has been discovered in man-db.
|Package||sys-apps/man-db on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 2.8.5|
|Unaffected versions||>= 2.8.5|
man-db is a man replacement that utilizes BerkeleyDB instead of flat files.
A root privilege escalation through setuid executable and cron job has been discovered in man-db. Please review the CVE identifier referenced below for details.
A local user with access to the man user or group can elevate privileges to root.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All man-db users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-apps/man-db-2.8.5"
October 08, 2023
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