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Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:03:42 +0100
From: Florian Weimer <>
Subject: Re: User man Local Root Exploit/Linux Kernel setgid
 Directory Privilege Escalation/PAM Owner Check Weakness

On 12/14/2015 12:59 AM, halfdog wrote:

> Here they are. I have got feedback, that at least Suse is not affected
> by that. As the affected configuration seems to not so common and also
> impact is not really high - usually no user-controllable services are
> run as user "man" - this should not be a great deal. It is just
> something to fix sometime, which should be possible now for more
> people as information now publicly available.
> [1]
> [2]

I think systemd-tmpfiles can also have this issue, depending on system
configuration.  It's been assigned CVE-2013-4392, and has not been fixed
anywhere, as far as I know.


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