A vulnerability has been found in Rootkit Hunter that allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.
|Package||app-forensics/rkhunter on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 1.4.6|
|Unaffected versions||>= 1.4.6|
Scans for known and unknown rootkits, backdoors, and sniffers.
A vulnerability was discovered in Rootkit Hunter that allows the downloading of mirror updates over insecure channels (HTTP). Furthermore, the mirror update is then executed in Bash.
A remote attacker, by performing a man-in-the-middle attack, could execute arbitrary code, conduct a Denial of Service, or have other unspecified impacts.
Users are advised to not trust insecure protocols such as HTTP and to turn off any mirror updates utilizing such channels.
All Rootkit Hunter users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-forensics/rkhunter-1.4.6"
May 26, 2018
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