Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in components shipped with LTSP which allow remote attackers to compromise terminal clients.
|Package||net-misc/ltsp on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 5.0|
The Linux Terminal Server Project adds thin-client support to Linux servers.
LTSP version 4.2, ships prebuilt copies of programs such as the Linux Kernel, the X.org X11 server (GLSA 200705-06, GLSA 200710-16, GLSA 200801-09), libpng (GLSA 200705-24, GLSA 200711-08), Freetype (GLSA 200705-02, GLSA 200705-22) and OpenSSL (GLSA 200710-06, GLSA 200710-30) which were subject to multiple security vulnerabilities since 2006. Please note that the given list of vulnerabilities might not be exhaustive.
A remote attacker could possibly exploit vulnerabilities in the aforementioned programs and execute arbitrary code, disclose sensitive data or cause a Denial of Service within LTSP 4.2 clients.
There is no known workaround at this time.
LTSP 4.2 is not maintained upstream in favor of version 5. Since version 5 is not yet available in Gentoo, the package has been masked. We recommend that users unmerge LTSP:
# emerge --unmerge net-misc/ltsp
If you have a requirement for Linux Terminal Servers, please either set up a terminal server by hand or use one of the distributions that already migrated to LTSP 5. If you want to contribute to the integration of LTSP 5 in Gentoo, or want to follow its development, find details in bug 177580.
May 09, 2008
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