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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3748-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3748-1
Posted Aug 21, 2018
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3748-1 - Sander Bos discovered that the MOTD update script incorrectly handled temporary files. A local attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service, or possibly escalate privileges if kernel symlink restrictions were disabled.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2018-6557
MD5 | 705b2db9589f98666a78c74f28f951fd

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3748-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3748-1
August 21, 2018

base-files vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Summary:

base-files could be made to hang or overwrite files as the administrator.

Software Description:
- base-files: Debian base system miscellaneous files

Details:

Sander Bos discovered that the MOTD update script incorrectly handled
temporary files. A local attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of
service, or possibly escalate privileges if kernel symlink restrictions
were disabled.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
base-files 10.1ubuntu2.2

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3748-1
CVE-2018-6557

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/base-files/10.1ubuntu2.2

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