Gentoo: 201401-31 CEDET: Privilege escalation
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo A vulnerability in CEDET could result in privilege escalation.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201401-31
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: CEDET: Privilege escalation
     Date: January 27, 2014
     Bugs: #398227
       ID: 201401-31

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability in CEDET could result in privilege escalation.

Background
==========

CEDET is a Collection of Emacs Development Environment Tools written
with the end goal of creating an advanced development environment in
Emacs.

Affected packages
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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  app-emacs/cedet              < 1.0.1                    >= 1.0.1 

Description
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An untrusted search path vulnerability was discovered in CEDET.

Impact
======

A local attacker could escalate his privileges via a specially crafted
Lisp expression in a Project.ede file in the directory or a parent
directory of an opened file.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All CEDET users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-emacs/cedet-1.0.1"

NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are
available since February  01, 2012. It is likely that your system is
already no longer affected by this issue.

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2012-0035
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-0035

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

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

 http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201401-31.xml

Concerns?
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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).

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Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

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