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Debian Security Advisory DSA 2945-1 (chkrootkit - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Low

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

3.7

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

8 years ago

Modified

Modified

1 year ago

Summary

Thomas Stangner discovered a vulnerability in chkrootkit, a rootkit detector, which may allow local attackers to gain root access when /tmp is mounted without the noexec option.

Affected Software

Affected Software

chkrootkit on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 0.49-4.1+deb7u2. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 0.49-5. We recommend that you upgrade your chkrootkit packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)