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[GLSA-200411-04] Speedtouch USB driver: Privilege escalation vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Speedtouch USB driver: Privilege escalation vulnerability
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200411-04
(Speedtouch USB driver: Privilege escalation vulnerability)
The Speedtouch USB driver contains multiple format string vulnerabilities
in modem_run, pppoa2 and pppoa3. This flaw is due to an improperly made
syslog() system call.
A malicious local user could exploit this vulnerability by causing a buffer
overflow, and potentially allowing the execution of arbitrary code with
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Speedtouch USB driver users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-dialup/speedtouch-1.3.1"
Threat Level: High
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