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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2017-16638: VDE: Privilege escalation

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2017-16638: VDE: Privilege escalation

Severity
10
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
11/06/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/13/2017
Modified
12/01/2017

Description

The Gentoo net-misc/vde package before version 2.3.2-r4 may allow members of the "qemu" group to gain root privileges by creating a hard link in a directory on which "chown" is called recursively by the OpenRC service script.

Solution(s)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-net-misc-vde

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