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Vulnerability of RHEL: privilege escalation via policycoreutils

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can bypass restrictions via policycoreutils of RHEL, in order to escalate his privileges.
Vulnerable software: openSUSE Leap, RHEL.
Severity of this announce: 2/4.
Creation date: 10/04/2018.
Références of this computer vulnerability: CVE-2018-1063, openSUSE-SU-2018:0937-1, RHSA-2018:0913-01, VIGILANCE-VUL-25819.

Description of the vulnerability 

An attacker can bypass restrictions via policycoreutils of RHEL, in order to escalate his privileges.
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This computer vulnerability alert impacts software or systems such as openSUSE Leap, RHEL.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this computer threat alert is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of user shell.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this security vulnerability.

Solutions for this threat 

openSUSE Leap 42.3: new policycoreutils packages.
New packages are available:
  openSUSE Leap 42.3: policycoreutils 2.5-6.4.1

RHEL 7: new policycoreutils packages.
New packages are available:
  RHEL 7: policycoreutils 2.5-22.el7
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