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CVE-2018-6954 Detail

Description

systemd-tmpfiles in systemd through 237 mishandles symlinks present in non-terminal path components, which allows local users to obtain ownership of arbitrary files via vectors involving creation of a directory and a file under that directory, and later replacing that directory with a symlink. This occurs even if the fs.protected_symlinks sysctl is turned on.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  02/13/2018

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2018-6954
Original release date:
02/13/2018
Last revised:
02/13/2018
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
https://github.com/systemd/systemd/issues/7986 External Source MISC https://github.com/systemd/systemd/issues/7986

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