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Overview

The init script in the Debian x11-common package before 1:7.6+12 is vulnerable to a symlink attack that can lead to a privilege escalation during package installation.

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CVSS Score

7.8
low severity
  • Attack Vector
    Local
  • Attack Complexity
    Low
  • Privileges Required
    Low
  • User Interaction
    None
  • Scope
    Unchanged
  • Confidentiality
    High
  • Integrity
    High
  • Availability
    High
CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
CVE
CVE-2012-1093
CWE
CWE-59
Snyk ID
SNYK-UBUNTU1804-XORG-327217
Disclosed
21 Feb, 2020
Published
27 Jun, 2018