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vulnerability bulletin CVE-2018-6954

systemd: privilege escalation via tmpfiles

Synthesis of the vulnerability

Impacted products: SLES, Ubuntu.
Severity: 2/4.
Consequences: administrator access/rights, privileged access/rights.
Provenance: user shell.
Confidence: confirmed by the editor (5/5).
Creation date: 13/11/2018.
Identifiers: CVE-2018-6954, SUSE-SU-2019:0137-1, USN-3816-1, USN-3816-2, USN-3816-3, VIGILANCE-VUL-27763.

Description of the vulnerability

An attacker can bypass restrictions via tmpfiles of systemd, in order to escalate his privileges.
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