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Debian: CVE-2016-10151: hesiod -- security update

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Debian: CVE-2016-10151: hesiod -- security update

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
01/24/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/31/2017
Modified
03/02/2020

Description

The hesiod_init function in lib/hesiod.c in Hesiod 3.2.1 compares EUID with UID to determine whether to use configurations from environment variables, which allows local users to gain privileges via the (1) HESIOD_CONFIG or (2) HES_DOMAIN environment variable and leveraging certain SUID/SGUID binary.

Solution(s)

  • debian-upgrade-hesiod

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