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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Artswrapper Vendors:   aRts-project.org
Artswrapper setuid() Failure Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016298
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1016298
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-2916   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 14 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Artswrapper. A local user can obtain root privileges.

The artswrapper daemon does not properly process setuid() function call failures. As a result, a local user may be able to launch artsd with root privileges, allowing the local user to obtain root privileges.

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges.
Solution:   KDE has issued the following fixes:

A patch for aRts 1.2.0 and newer is available from
ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/security_patches :

64fcd7bf31d8b0ade22b8f98fbebe0fb arts-1.2.x.diff

A patch for aRts 1.0.0 and newer is available from
ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/security_patches :

19b351f6bf3055591399edba1b6ccc01 arts-1.0.x-diff

The KDE advisory is available at:

http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20060614-2.txt

Vendor URL:  www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20060614-2.txt (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any)

Message History:   None.


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