Race Condition

Affecting util-linux package, versions *

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Overview

A race condition was found in util-linux before 2.32.1 in the way su handled the management of child processes. A local authenticated attacker could use this flaw to kill other processes with root privileges under specific conditions.

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CVSS Score

4.7
medium severity
  • Attack Vector
    Local
  • Attack Complexity
    High
  • Privileges Required
    Low
  • User Interaction
    None
  • Scope
    Unchanged
  • Confidentiality
    None
  • Integrity
    None
  • Availability
    High
CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
CVE
CVE-2017-2616
CWE
CWE-267 CWE-362
Snyk ID
SNYK-DEBIAN8-UTILLINUX-285840
Disclosed
27 Jul, 2018
Published
27 Jun, 2018