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NX Server Free Edition, NX Node: Privilege escalation


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201201-07 / NX Server NX Node
Release Date January 23, 2012
Latest Revision January 23, 2012: 1
Impact high
Exploitable local
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
net-misc/nxserver-freeedition < >= All supported architectures
net-misc/nxnode < >= All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #378345


An unspecified vulnerability in NX Server Free Edition and NX Node could allow local attackers to gain root privileges.

2.  Impact Information


NX Server Free Edition is a remote display technology by No Machine. NX Node provides the shared components for NX Server.


NX Server Free Edition and NX Node use, a setuid script containing an unspecified vulnerability.


A local attacker could gain escalated privileges.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All NX Server Free Edition users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose

All NX Node users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.2: Resolution

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

NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since August 23, 2011. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

4.  References


Page updated January 23, 2012

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