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CEDET: Privilege escalation

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1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201401-31 / cedet
Release Date January 27, 2014
Latest Revision January 27, 2014: 2
Impact normal
Exploitable local
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
app-emacs/cedet < 1.0.1 >= 1.0.1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #398227

Synopsis

A vulnerability in CEDET could result in privilege escalation.

2.  Impact Information

Background

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

Description

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.

3.  Resolution Information

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All CEDET users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # 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.

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