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Gentoo: 201405-26 X2Go Server: Privilege Escalation Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo A local privilege escalation vulnerability has been discovered in X2Go Server.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201405-26
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 Severity: High
    Title: X2Go Server: Privilege Escalation
     Date: May 19, 2014
     Bugs: #497260
       ID: 201405-26

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Synopsis
========

A local privilege escalation vulnerability has been discovered in X2Go
Server.

Background
==========

X2Go is an open source terminal server project.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  net-misc/x2goserver        >= 4.0.1.12               >= 4.0.1.12 

Description
===========

X2Go Server is prone to a local privilege-escalation vulnerability.

Impact
======

A local attacker could gain escalated privileges.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All X2Go Server users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/x2goserver-4.0.1.12"

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2013-7383
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-7383

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

 http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201405-26.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License

Copyright 2014 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
 
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