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Ubuntu: USN-5426-1 (CVE-2022-30688): needrestart vulnerability

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Ubuntu: USN-5426-1 (CVE-2022-30688): needrestart vulnerability

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
05/17/2022
Created
05/20/2022
Added
05/18/2022
Modified
05/27/2022

Description

needrestart 0.8 through 3.5 before 3.6 is prone to local privilege escalation. Regexes to detect the Perl, Python, and Ruby interpreters are not anchored, allowing a local user to escalate privileges when needrestart tries to detect if interpreters are using old source files.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-needrestart

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