Race Condition Affecting coreutils package, versions *

  • Attack Complexity


  • Integrity


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  • published

    4 Jan 2018

  • disclosed

    4 Jan 2018

How to fix?

There is no fixed version for Debian:10 coreutils.

NVD Description

Note: Versions mentioned in the description apply to the upstream coreutils package.

In GNU Coreutils through 8.29, chown-core.c in chown and chgrp does not prevent replacement of a plain file with a symlink during use of the POSIX "-R -L" options, which allows local users to modify the ownership of arbitrary files by leveraging a race condition.