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computer threat bulletin 30258

util-linux: privilege escalation via Default Su PATH

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can bypass restrictions via Default Su PATH of util-linux, in order to escalate his privileges.
Severity of this weakness: 2/4.
Creation date: 06/09/2019.
Références of this bulletin: openSUSE-SU-2019:2121-1, openSUSE-SU-2019:2175-1, SUSE-SU-2019:2307-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-30258.
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Description of the vulnerability

An attacker can bypass restrictions via Default Su PATH of util-linux, in order to escalate his privileges.
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This security threat impacts software or systems such as openSUSE Leap, SLES.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this computer weakness note 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 computer threat alert.

Solutions for this threat

openSUSE Leap 15.1: new util-linux packages.
New packages are available:
  openSUSE Leap 15.1: util-linux 2.33.1-lp151.3.3.2
  openSUSE Leap 15.0: util-linux 2.31.1-lp150.7.10.2

SUSE LE 15 SP1: new util-linux packages.
New packages are available:
  SUSE LE 15 SP1: util-linux 2.33.1-4.5.1, shadow 4.6-3.5.6
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