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Vulnerability of SUSE LE: file corruption via trousers

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

A local attacker can create a symbolic link during the installation or the update of the trousers package, in order to alter the pointed file, with root privileges.
Vulnerable software: openSUSE Leap, SLES.
Severity of this announce: 1/4.
Creation date: 20/12/2019.
Références of this computer vulnerability: 1157651, CVE-2019-18898, openSUSE-SU-2020:0015-1, SUSE-SU-2019:3349-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-31195.

Description of the vulnerability 

A local attacker can create a symbolic link during the installation or the update of the trousers package, in order to alter the pointed file, with root privileges.
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This security vulnerability impacts software or systems such as openSUSE Leap, SLES.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this computer weakness bulletin is low.

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 note.

Solutions for this threat 

openSUSE Leap 15.1: new trousers packages.
New packages are available:
  openSUSE Leap 15.1: trousers 0.3.14-lp151.4.3.1

SUSE LE 15 SP1: new trousers packages.
New packages are available:
  SUSE LE 15 SP1: trousers 0.3.14-6.3.1
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